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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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Agencies Lose Ground in Performance Management, GAO Finds

September 29, 2014 More than four years after the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act became law, most agencies have shown little progress in using performance data for managing daily operations, a survey found. The Government Accountability Office, in a report released Friday, found governmentwide compliance with GPRA has declined since 2007. Only ...

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IRS May be Giving Up Too Easily on Collecting Some Tax Debt

September 29, 2014 This story has been updated. The Internal Revenue Service has long confronted a “tax gap” between what the government is owed and what the agency succeeds in collecting. But through deeper research and more closely following procedures before writing off some taxes as uncollectible, the agency could make a significant ...

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VA's Phoenix Whistleblowers Win Undisclosed Settlement

September 29, 2014 Three Veterans Affairs Department employees who blew the whistle on patient scheduling problems and financial mismanagement at the VA’s Phoenix medical center have won settlements for their claims of management retaliation. The Office of Special Counsel on Monday announced it had obtained “full and fair” relief for Katherine Mitchell, Paula ...

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Broadcasting Board Joins Movement Toward Open Office Space

September 26, 2014 If naysayers whine about the newly reconfigured office space, their boss at the Broadcasting Board of Governors plans to remind them of its cutting-edge advantages as well as the fact that he himself volunteered to put his desk in the “worst” location, beginning Monday. Andre Mendes, the BBG’s director of ...

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Taxpayers Are Out $12M for Rebuilding Following 2008 Iowa Flood

September 26, 2014 The decision to repair or replace damaged property is supposed to turn on “the 50 percent rule,” a threshold in cost estimating above which a building or transport facility should be funded for complete rebuilding. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency did not follow that guidance when it responded to ...

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Ex-GSA Executive Jeff Neely Indicted for Fraud

September 25, 2014 Jeff Neely, the General Services Administration executive viewed as the ringleader of the lavish spending on a 2010 training conference in Las Vegas, was indicted on five counts of fraud on Thursday by a federal grand jury in San Francisco. The 59-year-old former head of region nine of the Public ...

Army’s Doctrine Chief: Expect the Unexpected

September 25, 2014 Though reluctant to reduce military training to a bumper sticker, the Army’s top doctrine commander on Thursday chose “win in a complex world” as the most succinct expression of his approach to future warfare preparations. “We should expect the unknown, so we can arrive and adopt and innovate,” Gen. David ...

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Why Feds Shouldn’t Watch Star Trek During Work Hours

September 25, 2014 File this one under “seemed like a good idea at the time.” Twenty-one employees and contractors of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in May 2013 agreed to attend a special team-building exercise. It consisted of a four-hour restaurant lunch and theater viewing of “Star Trek: Into the Darkness.” An ...

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Army’s Doctrine Chief: Expect the Unexpected

September 25, 2014 Though reluctant to reduce military training to a bumper sticker, the Army’s top doctrine commander on Thursday chose “win in a complex world” as the most succinct expression of his approach to future warfare preparations. “We should expect the unknown, so we can arrive and adopt and innovate,” Gen. David ...

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Grand Canyon Park Gets Creative to Attract Bids on Concessions Contract

September 24, 2014 For nearly 100 years, Grand Canyon National Park has enjoyed a beneficial relationship with Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the nation’s largest parks tourism contractor whose corporate ancestors have sold lodging and concessions at the Arizona wonder since the late 19th century. But in the 21st century, the cash-strapped National Park ...