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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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OMB Points to Progress on Security Clearance Reform

September 17, 2014 The first anniversary of the 12 murders at the Washington Navy Yard prompted President Obama’s management specialist to highlight multi-agency progress in tightening the security clearance process. Beth Cobert, the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in a Tuesday blog that “over the past...

Afghanistan's Reconstruction Future Looks Very Bleak, IG Warns

September 16, 2014 Though the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan is winding down, agencies still have $16 billion in the pipeline that will be spent on infrastructure and local military capabilities for years to come, a watchdog warned. Hence agencies such as the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development had...

Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny

September 16, 2014 Though the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan is winding down, agencies still have $16 billion in the pipeline that will be spent on infrastructure and local military capabilities for years to come, a watchdog warned. Hence agencies such as the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development had...

Patent Office Confirms Concerns Over Telework Fraud

September 15, 2014 The Patent and Trademark Office acknowledged there may be something to the allegations that many of its teleworking examiners are filing fraudulent time sheets, according to a Washington Post report. Following a briefing Friday by agency executives with staff on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Patent Office chief...

Highway Safety Board Found to Be Slow, Timid

September 15, 2014 The government’s top auto-safety regulator found itself in the bull’s eye of a lengthy New York Times investigative piece published Sunday night. Three Times reporters’ analysis of thousands of consumer complaints and a review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s popular safety rating system found the agency “has a...

Will Firing One Background Check Contractor Fix the Broken Security Clearance System?

September 15, 2014 On Sept. 9, Sen. Jon Tester hailed the breaking story that Falls Church, Va.-based USIS, the controversial provider of background checks for security clearances, was losing its contracts with the Office of Personnel Management. “This news is a welcome sign that the federal government is finally beginning to hold contractors...

The VA Needs To Move Fast To Better Help Its Newest Veterans

September 12, 2014 Years of study notwithstanding, the Veterans Affairs Department still knows too little about the readjustment difficulties faced by the increasingly younger and more female cohort of recently separated service members. That’s according to a new Government Accountability Office report showing that financial troubles, joblessness, homelessness and stressed personal relationships continue...

Senate Backs Extension of Pilot Program Expanding Whistleblowers' Court Options

September 12, 2014 The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously and without debate to extend the rights of would-be federal whistleblowers to appeal Merit Systems Protection Board rulings to an array of courts. The All Circuit Review Extension Act (H.R. 4197), which sped through the House in July, would extend for three years a...

Too Little Is Known About Vets’ Troubles, Watchdog Finds

September 12, 2014 Years of study notwithstanding, the Veterans Affairs Department still knows too little about the readjustment difficulties faced by the increasingly younger and more female cohort of recently separated service members. That’s according to a new Government Accountability Office report showing that financial troubles, joblessness, homelessness and stressed personal relationships continue...

Pentagon’s Sole-Source Contracts Continue to Dwindle, Says GAO

September 11, 2014 The Defense Department is doing its part to curb the number of sole-source contracts awarded without competition and is properly justifying—in most instances—their use to help develop small, disadvantaged businesses, an audit found. The Government Accountability Office’s Sept. 9 report to the House and Senate Armed Services committees evaluated sole-source...

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