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Charles S. Clark

Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent

Charles S. Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books, and organizational media strategies.
Charles S. Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books, and organizational media strategies.
Management

Everyone Dreads Shutdowns, So Why Do They Keep Happening?

The Antideficiency Act is supposed to clarify what happens when Congress fails to pass a budget. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

Management

Education Department’s Handling of Loan Forgiveness Draws Union Lawsuit

Teachers union’s Randi Weingarten joins eight teachers citing clerical errors behind denials.

Management

Does the Hatch Act Need a Makeover for the Trump Era?

White House resistance to the special counsel raises questions about enforcement.

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Defense

Pentagon Puts Price Tag of July 4 Pageantry at $1.2 Million

Most of the money for flyovers and tank displays came from training budgets.

Management

Army Corps of Engineers and GSA Faulted for Costly Contract Changes

Agencies aren’t tracking company timeframes in monitoring $36 billion in construction spending, watchdog finds.

Management

Census Will Print 2020 Survey Without Citizenship Question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross repeated that he “strongly disagrees” with the Supreme Court ruling that stopped inclusion of the question until a lower court further examines the issue.

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Management

Commerce Officials Silent After Supreme Court Blocks Census Question

With a printing schedule set for July 1, the bureau’s well-laid plans are up in the air.