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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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Threat of sequestration takes a toll on employee productivity

January 29, 2013 With few signs that Congress and the White House are close to a new budget deal, agency employees continue to plan reluctantly for across-the-board spending cuts, leaving vacancies unfilled and drawing up springtime furlough schedules, according to observers. “Agencies are scrambling, and there’s nothing pretty about what they’re trying to ...

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SBA office worked to block federal regulations on businesses

January 29, 2013 An independent office within the Small Business Administration has worked to block health, safety and environmental regulations on behalf of small and large businesses without appropriate technical expertise, two new studies have charged. Scholars at the nonprofit Center for Progressive Reform in a report released Tuesday argued that the SBA ...

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National security specialists offer new strategy for dealing with surprises

January 28, 2013 The accelerating pace of change in the world -- in economics, war, technology and weather -- requires a revamping of the U.S. national security apparatus to make it more nimble in dealing with surprises. So argued Leon Fuerth, former national security adviser to Vice President Al Gore, on Monday at ...

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Millions of pages of secret historical documents being unveiled to the public

January 25, 2013 The government’s three-year-old National Declassification Center has completed its task of evaluating a backlog of 361 million pages of classified documents to determine which can be released to the public, the National Archives and Records Administration announced on Thursday. In its sixth biannual report, the center, which President Obama established ...

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Senate filibuster reform to speed movement on appointees

January 25, 2013 Procedural changes approved by the Senate Thursday night fell short of some visions of dramatic filibuster reforms, but they will likely help agencies by putting sub-Cabinet appointees in place faster because of new limits on floor debate during confirmations. In separate votes of 78-16 and 86-9, the Senate agreed to ...

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Appeals court rules Obama recess appointments unconstitutional

January 25, 2013 This article has been updated. President Obama's three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board last year violated the Constitution, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Obama's move, which came at a time when ...

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'Technophobic' Washington drags down government innovation, Carly Fiorina says

January 24, 2013 Because “Washington is filled with people who are somewhat technophobic,” government is not using technology as effectively as other sectors, said Carly Fiorina, the former chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and Co., who has served on advisory boards for the CIA and the State and Defense departments. Two key former ...

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Republicans and Democrats agree: State needs a permanent IG

January 24, 2013 The pending nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be secretary of State has prompted a bipartisan movement on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to push President Obama to nominate an inspector general for the State Department. That position has been vacant since Howard Krongard left in 2007, ...

Dials versus digits

January 24, 2013 The digital generation gap was crisply invoked in comments made Thursday by Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright,” former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Speaking at a CSIS forum in Washington on innovation for government effectiveness, Cartwright recalled his ...

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Pentagon leaders continue push against sequestration

January 23, 2013 With the revised deadline for preventing automatic spending cuts only six weeks away, the Defense Department continues its pleas to Congress to come up with a new budget deal because national security readiness “is at a tipping point.” On Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said reluctant preparations for sequestration ...