author archives

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 861-870 of 1811

from govexec

Budget Will Propose Program Cuts, Consolidations to Save $25B

April 9, 2013 The president’s fiscal 2014 budget set for release on Wednesday morning will “go further” than past submissions in cutting and consolidating wasteful or duplicative programs, according to an Obama administration official who spoke only on background. Congress can expect to receive 215 proposals for cuts, consolidations and savings that together ...

from govexec

IRS Saves $1 Billion by Cutting Staff, Travel, Office Space and Contracts

April 8, 2013 This story has been updated with results of a union suvey finding that reduced staffing may delay IRS services. The Internal Revenue Service posted a summary of recent achievements, outlining $1 billion in savings since fiscal 2010, primarily through cuts in personnel, training, office space and contracting. “The IRS continues ...

from govexec

Ex-Regulatory Chief Sunstein Touts Obama Accomplishments

April 8, 2013 On a book tour during a break from his new academic post, former Obama administration chief regulator Cass Sunstein on Friday lauded the White House-led “lookback” to eliminate outmoded federal rules as “the most important development” in regulation since the founding of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in ...

from govexec

FAA Delays Sequester-Related Closure of Contract Towers

April 5, 2013 Facing lawsuits, complaints and planned picket lines from air traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday announced it is delaying the plan announced in March to close 149 contract airport towers as part of the agency’s $637 million in across-the-board budget cuts under sequestration. By delaying the closures from ...

from govexec

Top Lawyers Debate Fate of Obama Recess Appointments

April 5, 2013 Last month, the National Labor Relations Board asked the Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling invalidating President Obama’s 2012 recess appointments to the board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On Thursday, top lawyers told an American Bar Association panel that the high court is likely to accept ...

from govexec

'Cassandras' of Financial Crisis Blast Justice, Treasury Departments

April 4, 2013 Three of the best-known “Cassandras” credited with shouting to head off the 2008 financial meltdown lambasted the Justice and Treasury departments on Wednesday for failing to prosecute perpetrators on Wall Street and for allegedly going easy on regulating the financial services industry. The statement to Congress by Attorney General Eric ...

from govexec

OMB Warns Agencies Not to Be Short-Sighted About Sequestration

April 4, 2013 This story has been updated. The White House on Thursday gave agencies newly detailed guidance on coping with uniform budget cuts under sequestration, elaborating on earlier memos to address opportunities to reprogram funds, honor the independence of inspectors general and determine whether employee bonuses in these lean times are legally ...

from govexec

Hagel Vows to Trim Military Benefits and Modernize Strategy

April 3, 2013 In his first policy speech, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday previewed the Pentagon’s coming review of management in an era of budget constraints, vowing to work with Congress to trim expensive military health benefits and proposing to transfer some resources from Defense to the State Department. Addressing hundreds of ...

from govexec

House Small Business Chair Questions SBA Handling of Sequester

April 3, 2013 The Small Business Administration’s handling of a tightened budget under sequestration has prompted a House committee chairman to seek clarifications and data on the agency’s funding for its guaranteed loan program and on the cost of employee travel to conferences. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., chairman of the House Small Business ...

from govexec

Obama Picks Veteran of Economic Team for No. 2 Spot at OMB

April 2, 2013 President Obama on Monday announced his intention to name Brian Deese, currently deputy director of the White House National Economic Council, to be second in command at the Office of Management and Budget. Deese, a veteran of progressive think tanks, would require confirmation by the Senate to assume the post ...