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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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New Oversight Panel Leadership, Same Tensions Over House IRS Probe

February 9, 2015 A month into his chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is raising expectations for new twists in the controversy over political targeting at the Internal Revenue Service. In comments published Feb. 7 in the Wall Street Journal, Chaffetz sought to reassure editorialists worried...

Air Force General's Treason Comments Spark Investigation

February 8, 2015 The years-in-the-making debate over whether the Air Force should scrap its A-10 Warthog attack aircraft in favor of the over-budget F-35 has taken a harsh rhetorical turn. A two-star general last month reportedly accused Air Force pilots who tell Congress about successes of the four-decade-old Warthog of committing “treason,” drawing...

IG Probes Air Force 2-Star’s Treason Charge

February 6, 2015 The years-in-the-making debate over whether the Air Force should scrap its A-10 Warthog attack aircraft in favor of the over-budget F-35 has taken a harsh rhetorical turn. A two-star general last month reportedly accused Air Force pilots who tell Congress about successes of the four-decade-old Warthog of committing “treason,” drawing...

IRS Re-Hired Employees Who Performed Poorly or Misbehaved

February 6, 2015 In its quest for tax expertise, the Internal Revenue Service in recent years has rehired more than 300 past employees who had been forced out or left while under investigation for performance or misconduct issues, a watchdog reported. Though most of the 7,168 former employees called back from January 2010...

Energy Officials Were Confused About Secrecy Surrounding Electric Grid

February 5, 2015 Despite the well-known risk that terrorists could target the nation’s electric grid, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission displayed confusion last summer over whether to publicly disclose details of a “vulnerability analysis” of the nationwide electric grid, according to the Energy Department’s inspector general. “While commission officials took steps to identify...

House Approves Bill to Curb Regulation, Despite Veto Threat

February 5, 2015 The House on Wednesday approved a long-sought regulatory reform bill that had already prompted a White House veto threat, establishing a pattern likely to continue throughout the 114th Congress. The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act, sponsored during the past four congresses by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., passed 250-173. It...

Justice Department Exec Pulled Strings to Get Son Hired, IG Finds

February 4, 2015 A federal executive in the Washington office of Interpol broke ethics rules in seeking internships and jobs for his son and the son’s friends, according to a review released Wednesday by the Justice Department inspector general. Warren Lewis was executive officer in the stateside office of the international crime-fighting body...

When Obama’s Veto Threat Is Serious

February 4, 2015 White House veto threats, which come in the form of “Statements of Administration Policy” sent to reporters by the Office of Management and Budget, usually adhere to a standard format. “If the president were presented with this legislation, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto this bill,” goes the...

FOIA Reform Bills Revived in Both Chambers of Congress

February 4, 2015 Bipartisan legislation to toughen the Freedom of Information Act has been reintroduced just weeks after advocates ran out of time in the previous Congress. The FOIA Improvement Act, introduced by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Tuesday won an endorsement from newly installed Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen....

Obama Administration Frustrates Inspectors General on Records Access

February 3, 2015 A little-noticed passage in President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget is combining with delays by FBI records managers to frustrate inspectors general and their congressional allies in their efforts to clarify the watchdogs’ authority to gain full access to agency documents. A Tuesday hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform...

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