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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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Obama Names FTC Economist as Regulatory Office Chief

April 26, 2013 President Obama on Thursday announced his nomination of Howard Shelanski, an economist and law professor currently heading the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. That position was vacated last August by Cass Sunstein, who returned to academe, and ...

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Clapper’s Near-International Incident

April 26, 2013 Highlights of Thursday’s Presidential Rank Awards banquet at the State Department included recognition of an apparently unprecedented third distinguished executive award bestowed on John H. Thompson of the Veterans Affairs Department, as well as a fabulous performance of doo-wop classics by a quintet of Naval Academy Midshipmen called The Skivs. ...

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Presidential Rank Award Winners Announced

April 25, 2013 Star federal executives who together saved the government some $94 billion were honored on Thursday for receiving the Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards for 2012, the smallest number of recipients in recent years. The annual awards are presented by the president to senior federal managers. The Senior Executives Association Professional Development ...

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House Republicans Pressure GSA to Sell Washington Warehouse

April 25, 2013 In the latest of a two-year series of field hearings at vacant federal properties, a House Oversight subcommittee on Thursday grilled the General Services Administration over how long it is taking to sell off a vacant warehouse in Southeast Washington near the Navy Yard. “I’m continuing again to try to ...

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Aviation Chief, GOP Lawmakers Clash Over FAA Furloughs

April 24, 2013 With flight delays and anger rising at airports around the country, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday told a House panel that his agency has little flexibility under the sequestration law to reprogram funds to avoid the furloughs of air traffic controllers that kicked in last Sunday. ...

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SBA’s New Push for Women-Owned Federal Contractors

April 24, 2013 The Small Business Administration has announced a new traveling campaign to further expand opportunities for women-owned contractors, describing the ChallengeHer effort as a way to play “matchmaker” in the government and business supply chains. SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns told a luncheon sponsored by SBA, the nonprofit Women Impacting Public ...

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Consumer Bureau Defends Data Collecting

April 23, 2013 Richard Cordray, the recess-appointed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, defended his agency’s collection of data on Americans’ credit card and mortgage payments against Republican critics’ suggestion that Americans see it as a “creepy” threat to privacy. At a Tuesday hearing at the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs ...

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A Pentagon Executive’s Real Hometown

April 23, 2013 Last December’s release of the quadrennial “Plum Book,” the congressionally compiled list of top government jobs and supporting positions, contained a curiosity. In the section on the Defense Department’s top management, among the many jobs located in Arlington, Va., home to the Pentagon, was a notation for Shay Assad, director ...

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FAA Steps Up Flight Delay Warnings as Furloughs Are Challenged in Court

April 22, 2013 The Federal Aviation Administration expanded last week’s warnings of flight delays at major airports due to furloughs of air traffic controllers, prompting a legal challenge from industry and pilots groups along with skepticism from Republicans in Congress who backed sequestration. On Sunday, “there were approximately 400 delays in the system ...

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Agency Priority Goals Need Clarifying, GAO Finds

April 22, 2013 The Obama administration’s pursuit of mandatory agency priority goals suffers from a lack of clarity and interim milestones to gauge progress, the Government Accountability Office found. “GAO’s work has repeatedly shown that federal agencies must coordinate better to achieve common outcomes,” the congressional watchdog said in a report released Friday ...