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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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Energy Department Revs Up Controversial Loan Program

September 20, 2013 This story has been updated. Energy Department officials announced they’re giving a new jolt to the controversial loan guarantee program that became a political football following the 2011 bankruptcy of one of its beneficiaries, the Solyndra solar panel maker. As one of an array of green initiatives under new Secretary...

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How Exactly GSA Plans to Provide 1 Desk for Every 2 Employees

September 19, 2013 The General Services Administration on Thursday showcased its newly refurbished Washington headquarters as it rolled out an initiative to reduce federal office square footage and use mobile communications to foster an open and collaborative office environment. Mulitiple agencies joined GSA in touting savings from workspace transformation and consolidation. “Federal office...

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Marines Plan Troop Cuts, Command Headquarters Relocations by 2017

September 19, 2013 Budget cuts will force the Marine Corps to trim the “strategy-driven” force design it had envisioned and shift toward reduced troop strength and the elimination of a three-star command headquarters, a key planning officer said on Thursday. Marine Maj. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., the Marines’ point man on the Defense...

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State Department Holds Its Own at Benghazi Hearing

September 18, 2013 The demotions of four senior State Department officials in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, a year ago were either “serious steps toward accountability” or a “pathetic” move that merely “reshuffles the deck chairs” -- two key observations from lawmakers at a...

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Acting IRS Chief Touts Progress in Reforming Exempt Organizations Processes

September 18, 2013 Since taking over in May as acting chief of the Internal Revenue Service, Danny Werfel has presided over “a period of aggressive activity” that includes fresh leadership and promising policy reforms to ease the troubled agency forward from this spring’s scandal over alleged political targeting of conservative nonprofits. Testifying Wednesday...

OMB Puts Agencies on Standby for Possible Shutdown

September 18, 2013 Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell late Tuesday instructed agency heads to update their contingency plans in the event that Congress fails to enact a stopgap spending bill by the end of fiscal 2013 at midnight on Monday, Sept. 30. In a memorandum to agency heads, Burwell...

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OMB Puts Agencies on Stand-By for Possible Shutdown

September 18, 2013 Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell late Tuesday instructed agency heads to update their contingency plans in the event that Congress fails to enact a stopgap spending bill by the end of fiscal 2013 at midnight on Monday, Sept. 30. In a memorandum to agency heads, Burwell...

Navy Yard Tragedy Prompts Larger Review of Base Security

September 17, 2013 Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Tuesday ordered a “rapid review” of all Navy and Marine facility security procedures in the wake of Monday’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard that killed 13 people, including the gunman. "Our sailors, Marines, and civilians are familiar with the dangers of service, but our...

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Navy Yard Tragedy Prompts Larger Review of Base Security

September 17, 2013 Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Tuesday ordered a “rapid review” of all Navy and Marine facility security procedures in the wake of Monday’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard that killed 13 people, including the gunman. "Our sailors, Marines, and civilians are familiar with the dangers of service, but our...

New Study: Budget Cuts and Strategic Uncertainty Could Deplete the Defense Industrial Base

September 17, 2013 Shrinking Defense budgets and strategic uncertainty combine to risk depleting the national security industrial base to the point where key contractors might no longer be counted on as vital links in the Pentagon’s supply chain, says a coming study. “Many national security people who’ve never worked as contractors are strongly...