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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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Cumbersome Agency Grantmaking Process Continues to Burden Universities

July 26, 2016 The $27 billion in research grants that agencies pushed out to universities in 2015 came with some undesired add-ons in the form of increased administrative costs and workloads, the Government Accountability Office said. Despite years of White House and agency efforts to streamline and standardize the process, auditors said in...

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Another Chance for Feds to Say How They Really Feel About How They Are Being Treated

July 26, 2016 The Merit Systems Protection Board on Tuesday announced that it is inviting federal employees and managers to begin completing the latest of its surveys on issues such as whether workers are being treated fairly, and recruitment and retention. The Web-based Merit Principles Survey will go out to 25 major agencies...

Army Assessments of Contractors’ Past Performance Fall Short

July 26, 2016 Officials at five Army components failed to fully comply with rules for evaluating contractors’ past performance when awarding those firms work, the Defense Department inspector general reported on Monday. The IG reviewed a sampling of contracts valued at $1.5 billion in operations support, services, information technology and ship repair at...

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Army Assessments of Contractors’ Past Performance Fall Short

July 25, 2016 Officials at five Army components failed to fully comply with rules for evaluating contractors’ past performance when awarding those firms work, the Defense Department inspector general reported on Monday. The IG reviewed a sampling of contracts valued at $1.5 billion in operations support, services, information technology and ship repair at...

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Consumer Bureau Is a Political Football in Both Party Platforms

July 25, 2016 Five years after it was stood up as a response to the 2008 financial meltdown, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can boast its status this month as one of the few agencies specifically mentioned in both of the national political party platforms. Most Republican lawmakers haven’t given up on oft-stated...

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IG: GSA Wastes Millions Due to Pricing Problems in Computer Resale Program

July 25, 2016 Despite years of efforts to streamline multiple award schedules used by information technology resellers, the General Services Administration has been offering many identical items at varying prices, said an inspector general’s report released on Monday. “GSA’s ability to obtain competitive, market-based prices may be impaired when IT schedule resellers have...

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The $2.6 Billion Investment in Afghan IT Infrastructure Is Apparently Paying Off

July 22, 2016 American efforts to modernize communications to stabilize the economy of war-ravaged Afghanistan are paying off, according to an audit released on Friday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Since 2002, the State and Defense departments, helped later by the U.S. Agency for International Development, have implemented programs costing...

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House Panel Demands That Agencies Describe Hatch Act Compliance

July 22, 2016 Following a slew of Hatch Act violations announced by the Office of Special Counsel, the chairman and ranking member of a key House panel have written to 18 major departments demanding details on their criteria for determining which events are too political for officials to attend. Hatch Act regulations define...

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More Than 4,000 Feds Provided Security at GOP Convention

July 22, 2016 One down, one to go. The Republican National Convention ended Thursday night without violent incidents, prompting a statement of praise for the multi-agency security effort that will continue next week for the Democrats’ event in Philadelphia. Some 3,000 Homeland Security Department personnel aided the Cleveland Division of Police this past...

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New Whistleblower Protections for Contractors Gain Traction in Congress

July 21, 2016 A bipartisan group of House members on Thursday unveiled a Whistleblower Protections for Contractors Act (H.R. 5920), following movement last month on a similar bill in the Senate. The bipartisan measure would give subgrantees and personal services contractors the same whistleblower protections currently afforded contractors, grant recipients and subcontractors. “Whistleblowers...