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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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Contractors Back Open Data Bill -- In Theory

April 20, 2016 A coming bipartisan bill to expand agency obligations to standardize all types of data for public release is being backed by many in the contracting industry, though with some hesitation due to fear of inadequate governmentwide protections of proprietary intellectual property. What is planned as the Open Government Data Act...

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'A Subpoena is Not a Suggestion,' Says House Oversight Chairman

April 19, 2016 Sparks flew on Tuesday in the latest clash between congressional overseers and Obama administration appointees over the pace of agency document production, as lawmakers threatened the top White House regulatory official with a contempt of Congress citation. “A subpoena is not a suggestion,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee...

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Obama Threatens to Veto Bill 'Compounding' IRS Budget Cuts

April 19, 2016 President Obama’s team on Tuesday expressed strong opposition to four Republican bills aimed at revamping the Internal Revenue Service, threatening to veto one of them should it reach the president’s desk. The bills, which the full House is expected to take up Wednesday or Thursday, would curb executive bonuses pending...

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VOA Swears in Pulitzer Winner as New Director After Yearlong Vacancy

April 18, 2016 The Broadcasting Board of Governors on Monday swore in veteran journalist and author Amanda Bennett as the 29th director of the Voice of America. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Bennett has been executive editor of Bloomberg News; editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer; editor of the Lexington, Ky., Herald-Leader; and managing...

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Federal Contract Spending Shows Signs of a Possible Rebound

April 18, 2016 Agency spending on top contractors dipped by 2 percent in fiscal 2015, its smallest annual decline in four years, according to the 2016 Federal Scorecard released April 15 by the Arlington, Va.-based business data intelligence firm Govini. The fact that half of all agencies—notably the Navy—boosted contract spending is a...

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House Republicans Divide Over Impeaching the IRS Chief

April 15, 2016 Prospects for following through on last October’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee resolution to impeach Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen appeared to fade on Thursday when Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters effectively to wait until next year. "Yes, I think this is an agency that has not been...

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Park Service Completes Plan to Repair Washington’s Memorial Bridge Under the Wire

April 15, 2016 The National Park Service, which for months has expressed worries about the deterioration of Washington’s Memorial Bridge, squeaked by under a deadline Thursday to deliver an application for a Transportation Department grant jointly with the District of Columbia. “On April 14, the National Park Service and the District of Columbia...

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Lawmakers Aim to Restore ATF’s Enforcement Powers

April 15, 2016 The long-troubled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would regain former enforcement powers and its leader would no longer be subject to Senate confirmation under a new House bill. The ATF Enforcement Act (H.R. 4905), introduced by Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., would lift “procedural blocks” that Congress put in...

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Archives Synthesizes Criteria for Agency Email Management

April 14, 2016 For years the National Archives and Records Administration has admonished agencies to “stop paperizing”—the practice of printing out emails and submitting the paper as federal records. On Wednesday the agency published new guidance that synthesizes past Obama administration requirements on how agencies can meet the goal of electronically managing all...

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Lawmakers Want Citizens to Have All Federal Data at Their Fingertips

April 14, 2016 A bipartisan group of Congress’ technology enthusiasts on Thursday rolled out draft legislation that would expand agency obligations to standardize all types of data for easy consumption by the public and businesses looking to innovate. As described by the nonprofit Center for Data Innovation and the Data Coalition, which organized...