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Charles S. Clark

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Charles S. 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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House Republicans pace their rollout of regulatory review

February 9, 2011 As he prepares for a key Thursday hearing on regulatory review, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is making it plain that business leaders, and not individuals, employee organizations or advocacy groups, will steer his effort to identify and curb agency regulations seen as impeding job...

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Obama’s chief regulatory reviewer expands guidance to agencies

February 4, 2011 The impresario of the Obama administration's quest to identify regulations that are outdated, inefficient or "plain stupid" has released expanded guidance to agencies, giving them 100 days to draft strategies that "promote public participation, improve integration and innovation, increase flexibility, ensure scientific integrity, and increase retrospective analysis of existing rules."...

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Agency buy-in called key to success of Government Performance Act

February 2, 2011 Agency officials will be under unprecedented pressure to step forward and identify ineffective programs under their own jurisdictions, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said on Wednesday at a panel discussion marking the release of a Center for American Progress report on how best to implement the 2010 Government Performance and Results...

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Open Secrets

February 1, 2011 The nation's spy agency steps into the public eye, releasing documents and airing candid assessments of past operations. In April 2010, some of the most secretive professionals in government launched their contribution to the Obama administration's transparency campaign. CIA officials released their open government plan on the agency's website, "mindful,"...

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Spy agency steps into the public eye

February 1, 2011 In April 2010, some of the most secretive professionals in government launched their contribution to the Obama administration's transparency campaign. CIA officials released their open government plan on the agency's website, "mindful," as it states, "that continued public support for CIA is very much dependent upon public understanding of its...

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Freshman subcommittee chairman focuses on federal real estate

January 31, 2011 Following through on a pre-election promise to improve management of federal real estate, John Mica, the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is counting on a freshman to head his panel's subcommittee dealing with public buildings. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., who performed similar work as a California...

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Issa’s request for agency FOIA records draws mixed reviews

January 31, 2011 The House oversight panel's recent wide-net demand for Freedom of Information Act records either could elevate agency responsiveness to public requests for documents, or overburden already underresourced FOIA offices, according to advocates for greater government transparency. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Jan....

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Green Gaps

January 26, 2011 "Powering down all desktop computers, locally connected printers and other non- networked peripherals at the end of the day will reduce energy consumption." This suggestion from Aaron Helton, an Office of Personnel Management staffer, was one of more than 5,300 submissions for the Obama administration's recent Green Gov Challenge. Helton's...

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Obama regulatory chief draws skepticism from GOP House members

January 26, 2011 In his first appearance before a panel of the new Republican-led House, the Obama administration's point man on the president's regulatory review on Wednesday promised an increased agency awareness of the burdens that regulations might impose on small businesses and job creation -- eliciting a barrage of skeptical queries from...

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Agencies learn from missteps during last year’s flooding in Nashville

January 25, 2011 Federal agencies are revamping their data-sharing and communications practices along the lines of criticisms laid out last week in a National Weather Service self-assessment of the May 2010 response to deadly flooding around Nashville, Tenn. The report, written by a team of Weather Service specialists not directly involved in the...