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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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Nuclear Site Whistleblower Ordered Back on the Job

August 21, 2014 An environmental safety specialist who had been fired in 2011 by an Energy Department contractor was ordered reinistated on Tuesday after the Labor Department determined that the employer retaliated against her for raising concerns about atomic waste disposal procedures at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. The Occupational Safety ...

Here's How the Pentagon's Bean Counters Are Managing on a Tight Budget

August 20, 2014 Rising responsibilities and declining budgets are forcing Defense Department financial managers to better incorporate the tools of data analytics in the proverbial quest to do more with less, a survey released on Wednesday showed. Nearly 67 percent of all leaders interviewed in person for the survey said reliance on analytics ...

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Pentagon Financial Managers Embrace Data Tools Amid Austerity

August 20, 2014 Rising responsibilities and declining budgets are forcing Defense Department financial managers to better incorporate the tools of data analytics in the proverbial quest to do more with less, a survey released on Wednesday showed. Nearly 67 percent of all leaders interviewed in person for the survey said reliance on analytics ...

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Transparency Group Accuses a Dozen Agencies of 'Stonewalling' FOIA Requests

August 19, 2014 The legal advocacy group Cause of Action has filed suit against a dozen agencies that have resisted its document requests under the Freedom of Information Act, accusing the White House of politicizing the records requests. The suit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia names ...

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Medicare Could Do More to Stop Duplicate Payments to Providers

August 19, 2014 Medicare managers’ ongoing efforts to avoid duplicate payments to health care providers could benefit from improvements to post-payment reviews by contractors, a recent audit found. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services “does not have sufficient information to determine whether its contractors are conducting inappropriate duplicative claims reviews” due to ...

Nearly 8 out of 10 'Small' Federal Contractors Are Actually Giants

August 19, 2014 In the sixth of its annual studies, a small business advocacy group has again blasted the government for allegedly awarding contracts to major corporations when policy intends for them to go to legitimate small businesses. The Small Business Administration offered other possible explanations for the apparent discrepancies. The Petaluma, Calif.-based ...

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Consumer Bureau's Complaint Site Draws a Complaint of Its Own

August 18, 2014 One of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s prized accomplishments, a real-time website posting consumer complaints and company responses, has prompted a different form of complaint. The Financial Services Roundtable, an industry group led by former Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, on Monday unveiled a multi-media campaign accusing the three-year-old bureau ...

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How Many Big Contractors Are Actually Posing As Small Businesses?

August 18, 2014 In the sixth of its annual studies, a small business advocacy group has again blasted the government for allegedly awarding contracts to major corporations when policy intends for them to go to legitimate small businesses. The Small Business Administration offered other possible explanations for the apparent discrepancies. The Petaluma, Calif.-based ...

Meet the Man Leading the Snowden Damage Investigation

August 17, 2014 Among the many actions the Obama administration took in the “post-Snowden” era of insider threats was to appoint a new governmentwide counterintellligence chief. The man filling that role, or the “NCIX,” as acronym-inclined national security feds call the National Counterintelligence Executive, is Bill Evanina, 47, an FBI special agent with ...

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Meet the Man Who’s Gauging the Damage From Snowden

August 15, 2014 Among the many actions the Obama administration took in the “post-Snowden” era of insider threats was to appoint a new governmentwide counterintellligence chief. The man filling that role, or the “NCIX,” as acronym-inclined national security feds call the National Counterintelligence Executive, is Bill Evanina, 47, a former FBI special agent ...