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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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Broadcasting Board Joins Movement Toward Open Office Space

September 26, 2014 If naysayers whine about the newly reconfigured office space, their boss at the Broadcasting Board of Governors plans to remind them of its cutting-edge advantages as well as the fact that he himself volunteered to put his desk in the “worst” location, beginning Monday. Andre Mendes, the BBG’s director of...

Taxpayers Are Out $12M for Rebuilding Following 2008 Iowa Flood

September 26, 2014 The decision to repair or replace damaged property is supposed to turn on “the 50 percent rule,” a threshold in cost estimating above which a building or transport facility should be funded for complete rebuilding. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency did not follow that guidance when it responded to...

Ex-GSA Executive Jeff Neely Indicted for Fraud

September 25, 2014 Jeff Neely, the General Services Administration executive viewed as the ringleader of the lavish spending on a 2010 training conference in Las Vegas, was indicted on five counts of fraud on Thursday by a federal grand jury in San Francisco. The 59-year-old former head of region nine of the Public...

Army’s Doctrine Chief: Expect the Unexpected

September 25, 2014 Though reluctant to reduce military training to a bumper sticker, the Army’s top doctrine commander on Thursday chose “win in a complex world” as the most succinct expression of his approach to future warfare preparations. “We should expect the unknown, so we can arrive and adopt and innovate,” Gen. David...

Why Feds Shouldn’t Watch Star Trek During Work Hours

September 25, 2014 File this one under “seemed like a good idea at the time.” Twenty-one employees and contractors of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in May 2013 agreed to attend a special team-building exercise. It consisted of a four-hour restaurant lunch and theater viewing of “Star Trek: Into the Darkness.” An...

Army’s Doctrine Chief: Expect the Unexpected

September 25, 2014 Though reluctant to reduce military training to a bumper sticker, the Army’s top doctrine commander on Thursday chose “win in a complex world” as the most succinct expression of his approach to future warfare preparations. “We should expect the unknown, so we can arrive and adopt and innovate,” Gen. David...

Grand Canyon Park Gets Creative to Attract Bids on Concessions Contract

September 24, 2014 For nearly 100 years, Grand Canyon National Park has enjoyed a beneficial relationship with Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the nation’s largest parks tourism contractor whose corporate ancestors have sold lodging and concessions at the Arizona wonder since the late 19th century. But in the 21st century, the cash-strapped National Park...

DHS Chief to Washington Post: Actually, 90 Percent of our Senior Positions Are Filled

September 24, 2014 With all he has on his plate at a time of border crossings and threats from ISIS, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took time to rebut a long Washington Post feature faulting his massive department for heavy turnover. The Post’s Sept. 22 front-page article “disregarded the present,” Johnson wrote in...

Republicans Demand the White House’s Latest Thinking on Immigration Reform

September 23, 2014 With six weeks to go before the midterm elections, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are pressuring President Obama for a peek at the recommendations he’s receiving for the promised executive order on immigration reform that the White House recently postponed. Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and 21 other Republicans on...

Here's How the Military Wants To Fix the Way It Buys Weapons

September 22, 2014 The Defense Department’s top acquisition officer on Friday unveiled a preview of the coming third iteration of its Better Buying Power initiative, stressing a new focus on technical excellence that one contractor group criticized as too internally oriented. “Underpinning BBP 3.0 is the growing concern that the United States’ technological...

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