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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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Solutions offered to reduce delays in confirming presidential appointees

December 14, 2010 The government should tap expertise from the Office of Personnel Management and private sector headhunters for recruiting and background checks to accelerate the drawn-out and politically charged process for Senate approval of presidential appointees, says a study released Tuesday by two Brookings Institution scholars. Titled "A Half-Empty Government Can't Govern:...

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Threats of violence against IRS employees persist

December 10, 2010 Assaults, bomb threats and intimidation continue among the impediments faced by Internal Revenue Service employees in carrying out their duties, according to the latest semiannual report to Congress from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. As part of its statutory mission, the Treasury IG investigates threats and attacks against...

House cybersecurity activist bemoans apathy about countering threats

December 9, 2010 This week's hacker attacks on credit card and other consumer websites in the wake of the WikiLeaks controversy provide a perfect example of America's vulnerability to attacks against online networks by criminals, spies and enemy states, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, co-founder of the House Cybersecurity Caucus, said Thursday. McCaul said...

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Federal oil rig inspectors hit for lapses preceding BP spill

December 6, 2010 A toughly worded staff paper presented to President Obama's National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in late November zeroes in on the weaknesses of safety inspectors at the former Minerals Management Service, citing a lack of technological sophistication, a cozy relationship with the oil industry and a...

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Consumer complaint website will test wisdom of crowds

December 3, 2010 Consumers who believe they have been harmed by unsafe toys or appliances, for the first time starting in March 2011, will be able to see their complaints screened and displayed on a public website maintained by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. But commission members split along partisan lines when they...

Consumer complaint website will test wisdom of crowds

December 3, 2010 Consumers who believe they have been harmed by unsafe toys or appliances, for the first time starting in March 2011, will be able to see their complaints screened and displayed on a public website maintained by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. But commission members split along partisan lines when they...

E-rule-making has potential, but kinks must be ironed out, expert says

December 1, 2010 Public participation in agency rule-making can be enhanced via promotion on Facebook and dialogue on interactive websites, according to an academic running a pilot program for the Transportation Department. But the "jury is still out" on whether the significant labor such collaboration requires is worth what agencies would gain in...

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Justice inspector general announces retirement

November 30, 2010 Glenn Fine, highly visible for the past 10 years as the Justice Department's inspector general, announced his retirement in Nov. 29 letters to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, citing his desire to "pursue new professional challenges." "I am proud of the OIG's significant contributions to the Department of...

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Postal Service contract talks up against new Tuesday deadline

November 22, 2010 With contract talks with two major unions having officially expired over the weekend, the U.S. Postal Service is facing a stalemate with the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association but remains in negotiations with the American Postal Workers Union under pressure of a revised deadline set for noon on Tuesday. Months...

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Dignitaries break ground for new memorial to disabled veterans

November 10, 2010 Two Veterans Affairs secretaries and the Speaker of the House were among the dignitaries who joined a crowd of some 400 on Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for Washington's newest monument, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. On a strip of land hear the U.S. Botanical Garden with a...