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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.

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GSA Sets Stage to Sell Federal Triangle Properties

April 8, 2014 The General Services Administration on Monday took steps to attract developers to two properties in Washington’s Federal Triangle complex, answering congressional critics who complained of inaction and furthering the Obama administration’s ongoing bid to shrink the government’s real estate footprint. The agency released a Request for Qualification, soliciting development and ...

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House Partisans Keep Going Back and Forth on IRS Targeting of Nonprofits

April 7, 2014 Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel on Monday continued to defend their belief that political conservatives bore the brunt of the mistreatment by a unit of the Internal Revenue Service that has kept the tax agency in hot water for nearly a year. In a new staff ...

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GSA Watchdog Who Broke Vegas Scandal to Retire

April 7, 2014 Brian Miller, the General Services Administration’s inspector general who in 2012 set in motion the conference spending scandal that shook up the agency’s leadership, will retire as of April 19, his office announced on Monday. “The time has now come for me to seek new opportunities,” Miller said in a ...

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Would Releasing Agency Charge Card Records Aid Criminals?

April 7, 2014 The nonprofit Project on Government Oversight on Friday reported that it was denied the full access to agency credit card records it sought under the Freedom of Information Act. The Office of Management and Budget refused the investigative group’s February request for full access to charge-card management plans from all ...

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CBO Explains Why It Can’t Analyze the Ryan Budget the Way Republicans Want

April 7, 2014 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says it lacks the person-power and economic models to perform its analysis of the pending House Republican budget using the approach requested by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. In an April 3 letter to Ryan, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf laid out several reasons why ...

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Competency Assessments of Would-Be Ambassadors Will Now be Public

April 4, 2014 The union of retired and active Foreign Service Officers on Friday announced that it had resolved its month-old conflict with the White House over transparency surrounding assessments of competency for the president’s ambassadorial nominees. A new transparency agreement was announced by the American Foreign Service Association, which in February released ...

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On April 10 a House Committee Will Decide If Ex-IRS Official Flouted Congress

April 4, 2014 After weeks of intra-committee tensions and consultations with big legal guns, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform panel announced on Thursday that April 10 is the day his committee will consider a resolution holding former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. The former ...

USAID Accused of Covering Up Failures in Afghanistan

April 4, 2014 Tensions flared Thursday between a special watchdog and the agency charged with planting seeds of development in war-torn Afghanistan. During a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subcommittee hearing, a U.S. Agency for International Development official said an accusation that the agency had covered up information on Afghan ministries’ ties ...

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Consumer Protection Chief: Efforts to Reach (the Many) People Who Don’t Read the Federal Register Are Working

April 4, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s three-year effort to write regulations in plain English and engage average members of the public is paying off, bureau director Richard Cordray told an American Bar Association luncheon on Thursday. By using 21st-century technology and involving consumers of such everyday products as mortgages and credit ...

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USAID Calls Accusations of Afghanistan Cover-Up 'Offensive'

April 3, 2014 Tensions flared Thursday between a special watchdog and the agency charged with planting seeds of development in war-torn Afghanistan. During a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subcommittee hearing, a U.S. Agency for International Development official said an accusation that the agency had covered up information on Afghan ministries’ ties ...