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Charles S. Clark

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Charles S. Clark
Charles S. 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.
CIO Briefing

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

The DATA Act was supposed to create financial transparency, but a watchdog found plenty of inaccuracies.

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IGs Band Together for a Common Website to Share Results of Investigations

Project eases access to reports governmentwide while promoting watchdogs’ work.

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Government Warms to Continuous Monitoring of Personnel With Clearances

The government’s security clearance process currently “is stuck in the industrial age."

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GSA Watchdog Details Clash That Drove Sharpe from Acquisition Service

The unredacted report features new details about a fight over the technology modernization fund.

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NSA Still Vulnerable to Insider Threats, Watchdog Found

Four years after Edward Snowden leaked highly classified data, the agency still hadn’t implemented key protections, secret audit shows.

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Treasury Managers Stress Teamwork in Major IT Upgrade

Cloud services award will come Wednesday amid Trump budget uncertainty.

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Senate Narrowly Passes Repeal of Obama Fair Pay, Safe Workplace Rule

Repeal of what critics call contractor "blacklisting" heads to a receptive President Trump.

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Will Trump Bring Back Outsourcing and A-76?

Prepare for the debate about which agency functions are “inherently governmental” and whether contracting out saves money.

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‘Catastrophic’ Power Outage Nearly Destroyed MSPB’s Electronic Records System

A newly released report shows how devastating a June 2015 incident was to the Merit System Protection Board.

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FBI to Conduct Internal Probe of Election-Season Tweets

FOIA office’s sudden activity on Clinton and Trump pasts draws suspicion.

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White House Lays Out Digital Tools for Presidential Transition

Obama commits to social media sharing finale before January departure.

Data

Timing Glitch in DATA Act Makes It Impossible for IGs to Meet Reporting Deadline

Agencies won't have spending reports ready until 2017, so watchdogs get extension on reviewing those reports.

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IRS Dropped $12M on an Email System It Couldn’t Use

Inspector general faults procurement process for multiyear cloud subscriptions.

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Some Agencies Are Making Headway on Luring Millennials

Senate panel bemoans lengthy time-to-hire and still burdensome USAJOBS site.

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OMB Will Revamp Payment Accuracy Website

House members demand better data, more progress on curbing improper payments.

IT Modernization

Former Clinton IT Aide Describes Destruction of Old Devices as Routine

Three witnesses plead the fifth at hearing on State Department email vulnerabilities.