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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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GAO Expands List of Programs Vulnerable to Waste, Fraud and Abuse

February 15, 2017 The Government Accountability Office added three new items to its biennial list of high-risk federal programs, which it released to Congress on Wednesday. There’s some good news though: One important issue was removed from the high-risk list—the multi-agency effort to manage terrorism-related information—and progress on other programs over the last...

Faced with Vacancies, Trump Quietly Resets Justice Department Succession

February 14, 2017 In an executive order signed outside the media spotlight last week, President Trump undid his predecessor’s recently revised emergency succession plan for the Justice Department. The Feb. 9 order released on Friday lists three U.S. attorneys who would take over for the attorney general “during any period in which the...

Ethics Office Pressures White House to Discipline Kellyanne Conway

February 14, 2017 The head of the Office of Government Ethics on Monday wrote to his White House counterpart to press for discipline on President Trump’s special counselor Kellyanne Conway following her on-air plug from the White House press room encouraging viewers to buy fashion products to boost Ivanka Trump’s business. In a...

Secret Service Chief Clancy Announces Retirement

February 14, 2017 The Secret Service chief brought in by former President Obama to repair the agency following a string of incidents of agent misbehavior announced his retirement on Tuesday, Government Executive has confirmed. The move, announced first during a CNN interview and posted by the agency on Twitter, comes two years after...

Pentagon’s Audit Readiness Still a Work in Progress

February 13, 2017 For years, Pentagon financial staff and outside critics have kept 2017 on the radar as the target year for achieving clean internal books to help get the Defense Department’s auditability issues off the Government Accountability Office’s high-risk list. It appears the department has a lot of work left to achieve...

90-Day Federal Hiring Freeze Would Impact 19K Jobs, Consultant Estimates

February 13, 2017 President Trump’s order for a 90-day governmentwide hiring freeze to reduce the federal workforce through attrition will impact about 19,000 jobs, a consulting firm estimates. Kevin Plexico, vice president for research at Deltek, offered “back of the envelope” calculations in a Feb. 8 webinar to determine the overall number of...

VOA Serves New Russian-Language Fare to Counter Putin Info Diet

February 13, 2017 For audiences steeped in government-controlled news offerings in and around Russia, the recent threat of “fake news” is as worrisome as in the United States. That’s one reason U.S. broadcasters at the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty launched Current Time TV, a new 24/7 digital Russian-language network...

Can the Education Department Be Killed With One Sentence?

February 10, 2017 The GOP’s hopes date back to the early Reagan administration: abolish the federal education department set up under President Carter in 1978. Taking down the federal “nanny” they see as an intruder in local school district management has been a holy grail in Republican primary campaigns ever since. This Tuesday,...

Long-in-Limbo Ex-Im Bank Welcomes Trump’s Sudden Support

February 10, 2017 Long criticized by Republicans as an agency dispensing “corporate welfare,” the Export-Import Bank on Thursday got some good news after two senators reported that President Trump is abandoning his campaign-trail position that the bank must die. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced that Trump “agreed with her on the need to...

Kellyanne Conway’s Plug for Ivanka's Fashion Line Draws Fire, Crashes Ethics Office Website

February 9, 2017 The normally placid website of the Office of Government Ethics went down Thursday afternoon following a storm of queries in the wake of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway’s controversial shopping advice to the public earlier in the day. Conway made the statements on Fox News after she was asked about...

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