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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charlie 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.
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GSA Chief Could Be in the Hot Seat if a Defeated Trump Won’t Concede

October 20, 2016 This story has been updated. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s debate bombshell hinting that he might contest the results of the Nov. 8 election should he lose has ears perked up at one federal agency in particular. The General Services Administration, under presidential transition laws going back to 1963, is...

Timing Glitch in DATA Act Makes It Impossible for IGs to Meet Reporting Deadline

October 20, 2016 In a little-noticed letter to lawmakers last December, the inspectors general council gave notice that IGs will be unable to meet a deadline looming next month for reporting progress under 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. Citing an “important timing anomaly” in the statute, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz...

Open-Government Groups Seek Tighter Transition Ethics Policies

October 19, 2016 Two days after the Donald Trump called for a ban on federal workers’ post-government lobbying, a coalition of transparency and campaign finance activists wrote to both presidential campaigns seeking a commitment to ethics by their transition teams that includes a ban on lobbyists joining government. “Members of both parties agree...

TSA Whistleblower Goes to Bat Against Top Boss for Alleged Retaliation

October 19, 2016 Transportation Security Administration whistleblower Robert MacLean—who has his name on a Supreme Court case—has accused his agency head of breaking the law while reinstating him to gainful agency employment. MacLean, a civil aviation specialist whom TSA fired in 2006 after he spoke to TV reporters about a decision to reduce...

IRS Dropped $12M on an Email System It Couldn’t Use

October 18, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In its bid to comply with Obama administration requirements for preservation of staff emails, the Internal Revenue Service spent $12 million subscribing to an enterprisewide cloud-based email system that turned out not to work with the agency’s existing IT setup, a watchdog found. The tax agency’s on-site email system lacks...

IRS Dropped $12M on an Email System That It Couldn’t Use

October 18, 2016 In its bid to comply with Obama administration requirements for preservation of staff emails, the Internal Revenue Service spent $12 million subscribing to an enterprise-wide cloud-based email system that turned out not to work with the agency’s existing IT setup, a watchdog found. The tax agency’s on-site email system lacks...

FEMA Advised to Claw Back $25 Million From Town Struck By Tornado

October 17, 2016 A $61.7 million emergency federal grant to a Mississippi town coping with an April 2014 deadly tornado was not properly accounted for, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general reported this month. The IG recommended that the Federal Emergency Management Agency call back about $25 million. The city of Louisville, where...

Meet the Duo Responsible for a Smooth Presidential Transition

October 17, 2016 Beyond the acrimony and headlines of one of the most contentious presidential elections in history, two seasoned federal executives are working hard to deliver on an aspect of President Obama’s management agenda most Americans would support: executing a smooth and seamless transition to a new administration. Fresh off a meeting...

FEMA Advised to Claw Back $25 Million from Town Struck By Tornado

October 17, 2016 A $61.7 million emergency federal grant to a Mississippi town coping with an April 2014 deadly tornado was not properly accounted for, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general reported this month. The IG recommended that the Federal Emergency Management Agency call back about $25 million. The city of Louisville, where...

Former NCIS Supervisor Gets Longest Sentence Yet in 'Fat Leonard' Bribery Case

October 17, 2016 In the toughest punishment yet in the "Fat Leonard" Navy contractor bribery case, a former Naval Criminal Investigative Service supervisory special agent was given 144 months in prison on Friday by a Southern California district judge. John Bertrand Beliveau II, 47, of York, Pa., was also ordered to repay $20...

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