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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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Pentagon’s Buying Managers Resist IG’s Call for Central Oversight Office

November 5, 2014 The Defense Department’s acquisition operation would perform better with a central oversight office to improve organizational feedback on supply chain performance trends, the Pentagon inspector general said in a report released Monday. The Office of the Defense Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics “has not established an overarching quality management...

John Lennon and GAO’s High Risk List

November 4, 2014 Few agencies enjoy being perennials on the Government Accountability Office’s high-risk list of programs with deep program management issues. But perhaps some will take comfort in the words spoken on Tuesday by Tim DiNapoli, GAO’s director of acquisition and sourcing management, at a panel discussion on best practices for agencies...

Procurement Chief Vows to Simplify Federal Contracting

November 4, 2014 If one word could describe the state of federal contracting, that word would be “complex,” Anne Rung, in her third month as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, told a contractors gathering on Tuesday. “For vendors, it’s difficult to navigate and find opportunities when the proposals are long...

GOP Victory Would Place Conservative Businessman in Charge of Senate Oversight Panel

November 3, 2014 Should Republicans win control of the Senate for the next Congress, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee would be in for massive membership changes and would have a conservative businessman at its helm. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., a harsh critic of federal regulation who is currently third in...

Effort to Root Out Duplicative Federal Programs Hits a Roadblock

November 3, 2014 One of the Holy Grails of performance-based government has been assembling a reliable list of all federal programs to help Congress spot duplication and overlap. But that longtime quest is being thwarted because of inconsistencies in how agencies define programs, making it impossible to compare information, according to a Government...

Watchdog: Congress Should Help HUD Improve List of Buildings for Homeless

October 31, 2014 The Housing and Urban Development Department, which is under twin pressures to identify federal properties that might serve the homeless as well as sell off underutilized government property, is producing inventories that lack precision, the Government Accountability Office found. HUD’s Federal Register descriptions of properties around the country that might...

Prescription Drug Payments Still Going to Dead People, Watchdog Finds

October 31, 2014 The Medicare program’s bookkeepers have come up short in efforts to curb reimbursements for prescription drugs for patients who are no longer living, said an inspector general’s report released Friday. Because sponsoring pharmacies working with Medicare Part D too often submit payment reports outside the 32-day window following a patient’s...

One Agency's Short-Lived Idea to Have Its Employees Test a New Ebola Vaccine

October 30, 2014 Editors at the Voice of America, whose correspondents have braved visits to hot zones in Africa to cover the Ebola crisis, may have taken one story inspiration too far. During the public comment period at Thursday’s meeting of VOA’s parent, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, a longtime critic blasted the...

Puzzling Fact: Trade Envoys May Not Text Foreign Counterparts

October 30, 2014 The new global dependency on social media has forced all agencies to revise their archiving habits to comply with the updated 1950 Federal Records Act. But employees of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are caught in a bind, Government Executive has learned. While many of the foreign officials...

Director Who Modernized the Federal Register Departs Friday

October 29, 2014 Charley Barth, an enthusiast for moving the governmentwide regulatory review process online, is vacating his post as director of the Office of the Federal Register, a part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The self-described advocate for “digital democracy” announced that he has accepted a private-sector job with Cummins...

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