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Charles S. Clark

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Charles S. Clark
Charles S. 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.
CIO Briefing

Watchdog Questions NSA’s $636 Million in Award Fee Incentive Contracts

Justifications of costs and benefits may not have served government’s interests.

Data

Census Officials Say They’re Ready, With or Without Citizenship Question

A year out, preparations are on track to allow responses online, by phone or on paper.

CIO Briefing

White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

Obama-era move toward pooled agency purchasing is updated to reduce duplication.

Policy

Transparency Groups Sue Health and Human Services Over Website Changes

Sunlight Foundation launches a new portal to centralize monitoring of Trump "censorship."

CIO Briefing

Trump Seeks ‘Historic’ Federal Spending Cuts to Boost Defense and Border Wall

Most agencies would see significant cuts; EPA, State and Transportation would be hardest hit.

CIO Briefing

HHS Trimmed Minority Outreach Pages From Obamacare Website

Nonprofit monitor suggests violation of mission; agency sees routine update.

Data

Agencies In the Dark About Performance of Their Grants, Survey Shows

Funding uncertainty, administrative burden on recipients continue as challenges.

CIO Briefing

Shutdown Thwarted Public Input on Agency Rules

Lawmakers, citing public health and environmental impact, want OMB to extend the rulemaking comment period.

CIO Briefing

FBI Should Tighten Monitoring of Employee Texting, Watchdog Says

Software recommendations come as follow-up to 2016 review of alleged political bias.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Behind in Taking Action on Watchdog’s Recommendations

GAO tells lawmakers Defense’s 67 percent rate of acting on auditors’ advice trails the rest of government.

Data

Senators Seek Pentagon Reassurance on Department’s Financial Audit

The bipartisan group is worried that the expanded duties of Defense CFO David Norquist could delay reports to Congress.