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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.

Results 31-40 of 1994

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Ways and Means Readies a Batch of Bills Targeting IRS

March 26, 2015 Now that they control both chambers of Congress, Republicans are wasting no time advancing pent-up bills intended to crack down on alleged political bias at the Internal Revenue Service, moving a batch of bills out of the Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday for coming floor action. Though the most ...

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OMB Ratchets Up Pressure on Agencies to Reduce Office Space

March 25, 2015 U.S. Controller David Mader on Wednesday announced an acceleration of the Obama administration’s effort to sell off excess or underused federal real estate, outlining a new national strategy that goes beyond demands that agencies “freeze the footprint” by asking them to actually reduce it. In an Office of Management and ...

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Modified FOIA Reform Bill Clears House Oversight Panel

March 25, 2015 A bipartisan bill to impose stricter demands on agencies to cough up documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act advanced on Wednesday when the House and Government Reform Committee approved a version recently modified in preparation for floor action. The FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act (H.R. 653) introduced by ...

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Pentagon’s Quest for Clean Books Takes Hit

March 24, 2015 Just over a year ago, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale (since retired) told Government Executive that the Marine Corps’ receipt of a clean audit opinion for its fiscal 2012 financial statement “validates our strategy,” in the Defense Department’s bid to fully audit its books by 2017. This Monday, that effort suffered ...

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Survey: Feds Favor Face-to-Face Meetings Over Videoconferencing

March 24, 2015 A new survey of federal employees facing Obama administration cutbacks in travel and conferences shows that a whopping nine out of 10 believe that face-to-face events and meetings are key to effective performance and fulfillment of agency missions. As many as 92 percent said engaging with colleagues, peers, partners and ...

DOD's Commissary Cuts Would Start a 'Death Spiral,' Pentagon Union Warns

March 24, 2015 The largest union of Defense Department employees is asking Congress to head off the Obama administration’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal to cut $4.4 billion over five years from appropriated subsidies to the Defense Commissaries Agency. In a March 18 letter to Armed Services panels, the American Federation of Government Employees ...

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Plan to Reorganize Agriculture Department Unit Surprises Lawmaker

March 24, 2015 An Agriculture Department plan to reorganize its Rural Business-Cooperative Service to focus broadly on economic development caught the House Agriculture subcommittee chairman unawares, according to an Agriculture policy newsletter. Despite authority under the 2014 farm bill for changes to improve service, Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., told department officials at a ...

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Union Decries Pentagon’s Proposed Cuts to Commissary Subsidy

March 23, 2015 The largest union of Defense Department employees is asking Congress to head off the Obama administration’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal to cut $4.4 billion over five years from appropriated subsidies to the Defense Commissaries Agency. In a March 18 letter to Armed Services panels, the American Federation of Government Employees ...

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Did an IG Vacancy Delay Exposure of Clinton Emails?

March 23, 2015 State Department Inspector General Steve Linick took office on Sept. 30, 2013, following an unusual five-year vacancy. Because that period covered Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of State, the absence of a full-time watchdog might have delayed a more aggressive investigation of her business use of personal email, according to ...

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Is Commerce’s Technical Information Service a Dinosaur in the Internet Age?

March 20, 2015 Time was when small business people and academics had to send away an order form or travel to offices in Alexandria, Va., to obtain specialized agency documents kept in print from the National Technical Information Service. But the advent of instantaneous downloading via the Web has rendered the mission of ...