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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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Trump Has Considerable Authority to Revamp the Intelligence Community

January 13, 2017 The dust-up over Russian interference in the U.S. election and resulting skepticism of President-elect Donald Trump has spawned speculation that the incoming president will revise the 12-year-old structure of the post-9/11 intelligence community. A Wall Street Journal front-page story on Jan. 4 reported that Trump was preparing such a reorganization,...

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Government Ethics Chief Caught in Lawmaker Crossfire

January 13, 2017 Walter Shaub, the Obama administration appointee running the Office of Government Ethics, on Thursday found himself being blasted by a Republican committee chairman and then defended by his Democratic counterparts as he continues to question the adequacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to remove potential conflicts of interests from his...

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House Passes Third Major Deregulatory Bill

January 12, 2017 In its third major regulatory reform bill this month, the House on Wednesday passed the Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 5), designed to require rulemaking agencies to choose the lowest cost alternatives, freeze major promulgated rules if challenged in court, remove the judiciary’s “deference” to agency interpretations of statutes and better...

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Trump Has Considerable Authority to Revamp the Intelligence Community

January 12, 2017 The dust-up over Russian interference in the U.S. election and resulting skepticism of President-elect Donald Trump has spawned speculation that the incoming president will revise the 12-year-old structure of the post-9/11 intelligence community. A Wall Street Journal front-page story on Jan. 4 reported that Trump was preparing such a reorganization,...

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Justice Department Watchdog to Probe FBI Actions in Run-Up to Election

January 12, 2017 Citing demands from members of Congress and the public, the Justice Department inspector general on Thursday announced a coming review of allegations that the department and the FBI violated set procedure for remaining neutral during the 2016 presidential campaign. Inspector General Michael Horowitz, responding to criticisms that FBI Director James...

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Consumer Bureau, HHS and Labor Top Ratings for Eliminating 'Bureaucratic Gibberish'

January 11, 2017 In the annual sweepstakes to battle bureaucratese, the agencies rated most highly for plain writing in 2016 were the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Health and Human Services and Labor departments. The fifth report card from the nonprofit Center for Plain Language, announced Tuesday to reporters by Rep. Dave...

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GSA Says It Needs More Information on Trump's Leased Hotel

January 11, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump’s long-awaited unveiling on Wednesday of his plans for addressing conflict-of-interest risks from his multi-billion-dollar business holdings did little to nudge the General Services Administration toward a solution to one of its more vexing policy conundrums. The 60-year lease that private citizen Trump signed with GSA in 2013...

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Trump Vows to Donate Hotel Profits to U.S. Treasury

January 11, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump at his Wednesday press conference responded to critics who had charged that foreign entities could seek to curry favor with his administration simply by staying in his hotels. His tax attorney Sheri Dillon, speaking to reporters as Trump stood alongside, asserted that the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which...

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Studies of Monkey Drool, Frat Boys’ Party Habits Make Latest Senate 'Wastebook'

January 10, 2017 An Arizona Republican senator on Tuesday released his second annual “Wastebook” mocking what he views as ill-conceived federal spending. The report did not include any agency rebuttals. Sen. Jeff Flake's Wastebook: PORKémon Go highlighted “50 examples of outrageous and wasteful federal spending amounting to more than $5 billion.” Science agencies...

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Pentagon Wins Court Round on Disclosing Sikorsky Subcontracting Plans

January 10, 2017 Defense Department attorneys won an appeals court decision on Jan. 6 that denies a demand from a small business advocacy group that Sikorsky Aviation Corp. be required to disclose its subcontracting plan submitted under a long-standing Pentagon program. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against the...

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