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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.

Results 11-20 of 1922

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Air Force Restores Eligibility to Controversial Contractor

February 23, 2015 The Air Force on Friday quietly ended its three-week suspension of the reverse-auction company FedBid, the contractor announced, removing a threat that the Vienna, Va., firm would face suspension and debarment. On Jan. 29, the Air Force had moved to place FedBid on the Excluded Parties List System in reaction ...

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National Archives Chief Outlines 80-Year Cleanup Job

February 23, 2015 Eighty years ago, when the National Archives and Records Administration first opened, the chief archivist encountered a sight suggesting that the agency had its work cut out for it. “Valuable records were found in a depository piled on dust-covered shelves mingled higgledy-piggledy with empty whiskey bottles and with rags and ...

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Broadcasting Board’s New CEO: 'I Didn't Come Here to Cut'

February 20, 2015 Executives and news staff at the troubled Broadcasting Board of Governors responded warmly this week to inaugural remarks from the agency’s first-ever chief executive officer. Andrew Lack, a veteran of NBC News, CBS News, SONY Music Entertainment and Bloomberg Global Media Group, was hailed as an “icon of the news ...

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Scaled-Back DHS Headquarters Plan Would Squeeze 3,000 More People Into the Same Space

February 19, 2015 Tempers flared last September at a House hearing on cost overruns and construction delays in the Homeland Security Department’s near-decade-long push to consolidate its headquarters on the Southeast Washington campus of the old St. Elizabeths mental hospital. But early this month, in documents accompanying President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request, ...

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VA and NASA Win Multiple Innovation Awards

February 19, 2015 The Veterans Affairs Department earned three and NASA garnered two of the prestigious “Bright Ideas” for innovation awards announced on Wednesday by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The fourth annual Ash Center awards recognized 124 effective programs, mostly ...

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Federal Register Clarifies When Rules Get Published

February 18, 2015 With the government officially shut down by the snow on Tuesday, managers at the Federal Register took the time to post a clarification aimed at eager lobbyists and interest groups seeking inside dope on the timing of coming rules and notices. “A question we get asked pretty often is ‘When ...

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Agencies Actually Pay Attention to Most GAO Recommendations

February 18, 2015 Reports and congressional testimony from the Government Accountability Office often note federal agencies’ failure to act on past recommendations. But a unique study using data analytics shows that agencies ultimately have acted on more than four-fifths of the recommendations from Congress’ top watchdog over the past quarter-century. Deloitte Public Sector ...

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Keys to Making Government Work That Are Hidden in Plain Sight

February 18, 2015 Too bad Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned under an ethical cloud this month. He’s featured among results-oriented reformers in the new book Government That Works, by business consultant John Bernard. A three-decade devotee of management theorist W. Edwards Deming, the author—who will be promoting his latest at this weekend’s National ...

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Bipartisan Duo to Reintroduce Bill on Evidence-Based Policymaking

February 17, 2015 Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are renewing efforts to advance legislation that would create a commission on using program performance data to sharpen agency policymaking. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., will soon reintroduce the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act, according ...

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OMB's Management Side May Coordinate Earlier With Budgeteers

February 13, 2015 The head of the Office of Management and Budget on Thursday gathered staff for a post-mortem on the fiscal 2016 budget release, OMB’s controllers told an accounting conference. The upshot, said Deputy Controller Mark Reger, was that “OMB examiners are by far the biggest advocates for their agencies, and a ...