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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.

Results 871-880 of 1994

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Bill to Prevent Payments to Dead People Clears Senate Panel

August 1, 2013 A bipartisan bill to sharpen the government’s tools for curbing payments to deceased people emerged on Wednesday from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act would provide agencies and inspectors general with new ways to coordinate on anti-waste and fraud efforts and ...

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Obama Names Former Clinton Administration Official to Run Beleaguered IRS

August 1, 2013 President Obama is nominating John Koskinen, the executive who led the government’s response to the Year 2000 computer problem, as Internal Revenue commissioner, the White House announced Thursday. Koskinen most recently was non-executive chairman of Freddie Mac, and served on multiple corporate boards. As deputy director of the Office of ...

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ATF Get Its First Confirmed Director in 7 Years

August 1, 2013 More than six months after his nomination by President Obama, B. Todd Jones has been confirmed by the Senate to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The 53-42 vote, which came Wednesday after last-minute logrolling among Senators following a new agreement on curbing filibusters, was ...

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Chasing Efficiency

August 1, 2013 Properly trained project managers may be the key to smarter spending and more effective programs. By Charles S. Clark C urbing government waste and duplication likely requires training more specialists in program management. Federal agencies are behind private industry in training program managers to reduce costs in today’s climate of ...

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Out With the Old and In With the New

August 1, 2013 In January, 300 Washington-area property developers arrived at the General Services Administration’s headquarters for an Industry Day presentation, to compete for the opportunity to build the next FBI headquarters. Waiting impatiently through delays at the metal detectors, several expressed irritation at the badge-wearing GSA employees who cheerfully skipped the line. ...

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TSA Tries to Put Reports of Screeners Stealing and Sleeping on the Job in Perspective

July 31, 2013 Television news segments this week have embarrassed the Transportation Security Administration with images of airport screeners sleeping on the job or stealing iPads left by passengers in bins at metal detectors. On Wednesday, agency officials pushed back, telling skeptical House members that, on the whole, TSA’s workforce of 56,000 does ...

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Coast Guard Moves to New Site as DHS Headquarters Remain in Budget Limbo

July 31, 2013 As the U.S. Coast Guard begins moving to its own headquarters – a first in the agency’s 223-year history – a plan to centralize the rest of the Homeland Security Department at the same site remains in budget limbo. The Coast Guard is the first agency to move to the ...

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House Republicans Blast IRS for Spending Millions on Union Activity

July 31, 2013 This story has been updated. In their ongoing barrage of criticisms of government abuse, House Republicans on Tuesday blasted the Internal Revenue Service for permitting employees to spend too much time on union work, while also faulting the pace at which IRS attorneys are responding to committee demands for millions ...

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Get Your SAVE Award Ideas in Now

July 30, 2013 The White House on Tuesday implored all federal employees to put on their thinking caps and submit ideas for the fifth annual Securing Americans Value and Efficiency or -- SAVE -- Award. “Borne out of the president’s belief that the best ideas often come from those on the front lines, ...

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IRS Probe Continues to Divide House Oversight Panel

July 30, 2013 Two conservative groups with long-standing tax-exempt status were unfairly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service and merit a new investigation by the inspector general, according to two members of the sharply divided House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the panel, and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio ...