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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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Next Defense Chief Should Make Deputy a Real Manager, Says Business Board

October 13, 2016 Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming presidential election, the Defense secretary sworn in after Jan. 20 should curb overhead, elevate the department’s comptroller and make his or her deputy a true manager, according to presidential transition recommendations released Tuesday by the Defense Industry Board. The body of 26 industry...

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State Department Has a Ways to Go to Achieve Proper Classification of Documents

October 12, 2016 One of the many issues raised by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email controversy is who within the State Department determines the classification level of key and routine documents. According to an inspector general’s report issued late last month, the department has fallen short in updating its list of...

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Consumer Bureau Declared Unconstitutional by Appeals Court

October 11, 2016 This story has been updated. The controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—set up by the 2010 financial reform law with funding independent of Congress—was declared unconstitutional on Tuesday by the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In a case involving a New Jersey mortgage lender challenging a $109...

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Contractors Group Files Suit Against 'Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces'

October 11, 2016 President Obama’s long-controversial Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule—set to take effect Oct. 25—is being challenged in district court by the Associated Builders and Contractors, one of several contractors associations that oppose the rule as costly and burdensome. In a suit filed Oct. 7 in the U.S. District Court for...

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GSA's New Contract With Dun & Bradstreet Draws Mixed Reaction

October 7, 2016 Last week’s announcement that the General Services Administration had updated its Dun & Bradstreet contract will allow agency acquisition personnel and contractors wider latitude to use the standardized company information for purposes beyond mere identification. But some transparency advocates consider the step insufficient. In a Sept. 29 blog post, Kevin...

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Ex-NASA Official Pleads Guilty to Lying About Contractor Moonlighting

October 7, 2016 A former contract supervisor at NASA pleaded guilty to making false statements about his self-interested interactions with contractors, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. Nathaniel Wright, 55, who worked full-time in the space agency’s software engineering division at the Goddard Space Flight Center, acknowledged to a Maryland district judge that...

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Both Clinton and Trump Said to Be Taking the Presidential Transition Seriously

October 7, 2016 The 2016 edition of the presidential transition is unfolding earlier, and with more seriousness and less frenzy than past changeovers, in part because the law President Obama signed in March “set up a new infrastructure and creates a formality that gives agencies a chance to have early conversations on how...

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Cashiered Army General Abused Purchase Card at Strip Clubs, IG Confirms

October 6, 2016 The former senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Ash Carter—who was dismissed last November over allegations of sexual misconduct—abused his government travel charge card at strip clubs overseas, the Defense Department inspector general confirmed in a highly anticipated report released on Thursday. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Lewis, investigators found, also...

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Moonlighter Launches Jobs Website Helping Feds Switch Agencies

October 5, 2016 Federal employees who are feeling restless have a new option in the job-hunting game., a self-proclaimed “revolutionary” website that went live on Sept. 20, lists an array of internal federal job openings “with the intention of making hiring and applying for federal jobs easier.” That’s according to co-founder and...

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Obama Orders New Diversity Push in National Security Agencies

October 5, 2016 Describing an American society that can trace its “roots to every region around the world,” President Obama on Wednesday issued a presidential memorandum requiring a steadier focus on promoting demographic diversity in the workforce of agencies involved in intelligence, defense, diplomacy and homeland protection. Effective immediately, national security agency managers...