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Charles S. Clark

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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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Senators Demand That HHS Secretary Justify Anti-Obamacare Tactics

July 26, 2017 Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has orchestrated one of the Trump administration’s more dramatic shifts in policy and tone from the Obama administration as he works closely with the White House and Congress to undo the 2010 Affordable Care Act. On Monday, in response to HHS’ use of...

Mainstays of GSA's OASIS Contract Office Take New Jobs

July 26, 2017 The General Services Administration’s vaunted integrated services contract has lost its top four managers as they moved to a GSA division more focused on information technology, the agency confirmed on Tuesday. The result is a whole new command at the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract (OASIS), a unique...

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Mainstays of GSA's OASIS Contract Office Take New Jobs

July 26, 2017 The General Services Administration’s vaunted integrated services contract has lost its top four managers as they moved to a GSA division more focused on information technology, the agency confirmed on Tuesday. The result is a whole new command at the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract (OASIS), a unique...

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House Lawmakers to CBO Analysts: You’re Fired

July 25, 2017 With the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office under fire from some Republicans for its recent cost estimates associated with repealing Obamacare, four House lawmakers on Monday invoked a rare budget tool seeking to abolish the agency’s budget analysis shop. The result, if included in a multi-bill appropriations package this week: elimination...

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Ex-Census Director: 'I Didn’t Leave Because of Politics'

July 25, 2017 John Thompson, who surprised Washington in May with his sudden resignation as director of the Census Bureau, on Tuesday rejected suggestions that his departure was due to political tensions, saying the Trump administration is properly relying on career staff to carry forward plans for the 2020 count. Speaking on his...

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Trump Names Acting Ethics Chief, Bypassing Senior Career Official

July 24, 2017 The White House last week announced that President Trump has tapped David Apol to serve as acting director of the Office of Government Ethics. Apol has worked at OGE for the past three years as general counsel. Apol will temporarily fill the slot vacated a week ago by Walter Shaub,...

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Pentagon Logistics Agency Transferred Sensitive Military Surplus to GAO Sleeper Purchasers

July 21, 2017 In an unusual dabble in domestic spycraft, Government Accountability Office auditors set up a fake law enforcement agency and successfully persuaded the Defense Logistics Agency to transfer to its “employees” sensitive military surplus. GAO’s derring-do effort to test agencies’ controls against improper payments, as described in a report released July...

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Officials Laud House Proposal for Commission to Curb Improper Payments

July 20, 2017 Buried in the far-reaching House budget resolution that cleared committee on Wednesday is a proposal to empanel an “independent commission to find tangible solutions to reduce governmentwide improper payments.” Reaching higher than the Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget, the House Republican plan sets the goal of cutting unmerited payments in...

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Trump Regulatory Chief Hits Ground Running for 'Fundamental Shift'

July 20, 2017 Nine days after she was confirmed by the Senate, President Trump’s regulatory chief presided over the release of a mandatory forecast of upcoming rule-making and touted savings from cutting red tape as of the administration’s six-month anniversary. Neomi Rao, a former George Mason University law professor, rolled out the Office...

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A One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Civil Service Reform Won't Work, Study Says

July 19, 2017 The federal government's system for hiring, firing and measuring mission success is “fundamentally broken” and needs modernizing that moves beyond a “one size fits all” approach, says a new study from alumni of multiple agencies. The study, released on Tuesday by a task force of the National Academy of Public...