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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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Defense Audit Agency Says Sequester Caused It to Leave Money on the Table

September 9, 2013 Offering one of the more concrete examples of sequestration’s impact, the Defense Contract Audit Agency has calculated that the $11 million in cuts it absorbed this year likely prompted its auditors to take a pass on retrieving as much as $74 million in unmerited contractor billing. In a Freedom of ...

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Anti-Contractor Rhetoric as Common as Fed-Bashing, Industry Says

September 9, 2013 With collaboration between agencies and contractors at a “low ebb,” government should centralize services acquisition-related human capital planning to confront a retirement-wave brain drain and align itself with industry trends, a key contractor group recommends. Current budget constraints, curbs on contracts and congressional hostility toward the federal workforce have combined ...

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Cousin of NSA Surveillance Program Draws Broad Privacy Concerns

September 9, 2013 Though the monitoring of domestic telephone logs by the National Security Agency has drawn more fire from critics, a recently exposed cousin of that program run by the Drug Enforcement Administration is raising broad privacy concerns among civil liberties groups. In the Sept. 1 piece “Drug Agents Use Vast Phone ...

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OMB Expands Guidance on Curbing Abuse of Charge Cards

September 9, 2013 Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell has provided agency heads with detailed guidance on beefing up controls to minimize employee abuse of government charge cards, in compliance with a 2012 law. In a Sept. 6 memorandum addressing a perennial problem of waste or employee dishonesty, Burwell laid ...

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IRS Slashes Spending on Videos by 90 Percent

September 6, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service on Friday said it has cut spending on video productions by 90 percent over last fiscal year, in response to more criticism from House Republicans. The agency’s release of video spending figures comes after the House Ways and Means Committee pushed out another parody IRS managers ...

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Treasury Offers Obamacare Rule to Simplify Employer Reporting

September 6, 2013 A key Treasury Department official joined with the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday to announce a proposed new rule aimed at “simplifying and streamlining” the Affordable Care Act reporting demands on large employers. The proposal -- released but not yet published in the Federal Register -- was presented as part ...

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Fish and Wildlife Service to Save Money by Moving Virginia Headquarters

September 6, 2013 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service next summer will move headquarters from its current rental space in suburban Arlington, Va., to a new facility in nearby Falls Church, the General Services Administration announced on Thursday. The decision to consolidate what currently is three separate buildings in Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood as ...

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Lawmakers Highlight Poor-Performing VA Execs Awarded Bonuses

September 5, 2013 The Veterans Affairs Department must now deal with a new online source of criticism, an “accountability watch” website launched late last month by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Citing a continued backlog of compensation claims and inappropriate executive bonuses, panel Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R- Fla., said the site is ...

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USDA: Media Is Misinterpreting Report on Poultry Inspection Reforms

September 4, 2013 New poultry and hog inspection procedures designed to improve efficiency and food safety cannot be reliably evaluated without better data, auditors concluded in a report released Wednesday, prompting an Agriculture Department official to publish a contrasting view. The Government Accountability Office found that the data the Food Safety and Inspection ...

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Justice, DHS Lose Round in TSA Whistleblower Case

September 4, 2013 Fresh off of an appeals court victory in a key whistleblower protection case, attorneys for fired Transportation Security Administration civil aviation specialist Robert MacLean called for his reinstatement after a seven-year legal battle that pitted whistleblower protections against agency claims of necessary secrecy. On Aug. 30, the U.S. Appeals Court ...