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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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Vendors Doing Business with IRS Owe Nearly $600M in Back Taxes

December 18, 2013 Some 1,168 businesses that sell products and services to the Internal Revenue Service owe a combined $589 million in delinquent taxes, auditors found. Federal law -- as updated in the 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act -- forbids agencies from signing contracts with companies with unpaid federal tax liabilities, but the IRS’...

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Tightening Security After Navy Yard Tragedy Becomes a Balancing Act

December 17, 2013 The lessons from September’s Washington Navy Yard shootings should not include expanding metal-detector searches of federal employees, building security specialists said on Tuesday. But next steps ought to involve improved training of guards and heightened monitoring of agency compliance with recommended risk-mitigation procedures. Officials from the Homeland Security and Defense...

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Research on 'Zombie' Games and Romance Novels Makes Annual 'Wastebook'

December 17, 2013 One hundred federal projects were given the annual booby prize for waste on Tuesday in the annual roundup of “egregious spending” compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. The senator’s “Wastebook 2013” shines a light on “wasteful and low-priority spending” totaling almost $30 billion, he said in a release. “While politicians...

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Contractors Report Revenue Losses from Sequestration

December 17, 2013 Sequestration forced revenue losses on almost two-thirds of contractors in 2013, according to a survey by a consulting firm released Tuesday. Almost 31 percent of the 220 firms that responded to the survey by Market Connections Inc. and Lohfeld Consulting Group Inc. said their revenue fell by more than 10...

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Broadcasting Board Reaches Record Audience Abroad

December 16, 2013 U.S.-sponsored international programming on radio, television and Internet reached a record 206 million people per week in 2013, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reported on Monday. The estimated increase of 31 million over the 2012 tally is reported in the agency’s annual Performance Accountability Report and is based on Gallup...

U.S. Troops Exposed to Afghan Burn Pits After $5.4 Million Incinerators Fail

December 16, 2013 As U.S. diplomats wrangle with the Afghan government over terms of troop departures, auditors have reported $5.4 million spent on incinerators that have never been used. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a contract for the incinerators in September 2009 with International Home Finance and Development LLC., and accepted...

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Army Engineers Spent $5.4 Million on Unusable Incinerators in Afghanistan

December 16, 2013 As U.S. diplomats wrangle with the Afghan government over terms of troop departures, auditors have reported $5.4 million spent on incinerators that have never been used. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a contract for the incinerators in September 2009 with International Home Finance and Development LLC, and accepted...

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Budget Deal's Lower Contractor Pay Cap Pleases Many

December 13, 2013 The budget deal passed by the House Thursday includes a compromise on the much-fought-over amount the government may reimburse contractors for executive pay, drawing qualified approval from employee unions and nonprofit critics of current policy. The bill negotiated by budget committee leaders Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan,...

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Nuclear Commission’s New Office Lease Will Shrink Footprint

December 12, 2013 House Republicans championing a smaller footprint for federal buildings have declared victory in a lease renewal agreement for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s suburban Maryland offices that both fulfills a long-term government commitment and reduces NRC’s workspace. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Dec. 4 approved a new lease prepared...

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Senator Begins Uphill Task of Resurrecting Obama Reorganization Plan

December 12, 2013 Bemoaning a political climate in which many believe “government pretty much sucks,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Wednesday plunged ahead in what is planned as a series of hearings aimed at jump-starting President Obama’s stalled two-year-old plan to reorganize business-related agencies to curb duplication. McCaskill brought in the leaders of...