AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 891-900 of 3045

IGs Aren’t Taking Justice Department Rejection Lying Down

August 4, 2015 Inspectors general collectively lost a battle last month when the Justice Department issued a long-awaited decision giving itself the discretion over release of documents involving national security wiretaps, grand jury testimony and individual credit reports. Now the inspectors general council and the Senate Judiciary Committee are calling in reinforcements and...

Construction Permit Streamlining Bill Clears Senate

August 3, 2015 Tucked inside the long-term highway bill that cleared the Senate last Wednesday is a bill sought by the construction industry to speed up the multi-agency federal permitting process while assigning an agency coordinating body, curbing litigation and increasing transparency. The Federal Permitting Improvement Act, introduced in January by Sens. Rob...

Watchdog Faults Accounting in Government’s Consolidated Financial Statement

August 3, 2015 The Obama administration’s procedures for preparing the government’s annual consolidated financial statement suffer from “control deficiencies” that contribute to material weaknesses in end-of-the-fiscal-year accounting adjustments, a watchdog found. The Government Accountability Office in a July 30 report said a review of fiscal 2014 consolidated financial statements concluded that the Treasury...

A Government Shutdown Looks Increasingly Likely

August 3, 2015 With one house of Congress already on August recess and Republican lawmakers readying a bid to defund Planned Parenthood in September, the chances for a government shutdown are rising on the pundit-o-meter. Longtime budget analyst Stan Collender on Monday raised his semi-mathematical odds for a shutdown from a previous 40...

Speed Up Efforts to Standardize Spending Data, Watchdog Tells Agencies

July 31, 2015 The White House-led effort to standardize agency data under the 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act shows progress but should be accelerated to circulate standards that would make spending data more consistent, a congressional watchdog said. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro told a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on July...

One Year After Scathing Report of Abuses, Patent Office Telecommuters Win Review Panel's Blessing

July 31, 2015 The telecommuting program at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office received close to a clean bill of health from an outside panel appointed last year to examine reports that some of the agency’s 8,500 patent examiners had filed inaccurate time and attendance reports. The nonprofit National Academy of Public Administration...

Senate Passes Bill to Smooth Presidential Transitions

July 31, 2015 Regardless of who next wins the White House, both parties have an interest in assuring a smooth and well planned transfer of power, as demonstrated in the Senate’s unanimous vote on Thursday to pass the Ted Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act. Named for a previous Democratic senator...

The Original NSA Whistleblower Is Still Rebuilding His Life

July 30, 2015 To mark National Whistleblower Protection Day, ex-National Security Agency executive Thomas Drake on Thursday took time off from his job at an Apple retail store to tell an audience on Capitol Hill that “I’m still trying to rebuild my life.” Drake’s hallmark case involved the Justice Department’s unique prosecution of...

Senate Tries to Stop Agencies from Paying Dead People

July 30, 2015 The government’s ongoing effort to halt improper benefits payments to the deceased moved a step forward on Wednesday when legislation to require tightened double-checks and interagency access cleared the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act, S 1073, sponsored by Chairman Ron...

NSA Whistleblower Describes Ongoing Anguish

July 30, 2015 To mark National Whistleblower Protection Day, ex-National Security Agency executive Thomas Drake on Thursday took time off from his job at an Apple retail store to tell an audience on Capitol Hill that “I’m still trying to rebuild my life.” Drake’s hallmark case involved the Justice Department’s unique prosecution of...

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

    Download
  • The Big Data Campaign Trail

    With everyone so focused on security following recent breaches at federal, state and local government and education institutions, there has been little emphasis on the need for better operations. This report breaks down some of the biggest operational challenges in IT management and provides insight into how agencies and leaders can successfully solve some of the biggest lingering government IT issues.

    Download
  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

    Download
  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.

    Download
  • Ongoing Efforts in Veterans Health Care Modernization

    This report discusses the current state of veterans health care

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.