Recent Stories By Charles Clark:
Medicare Recovers Nearly $28 Billion in Fraud Since 1997March 23, 2015
A joint-agency pursuit of phony Medicare claims by the Justice and Health and Human Services departments returned $3.3 billion to the U.S. Treasury and to victims, an inspector general found. In its...
Shutdown Stress Means Free Counseling for FedsFebruary 27, 2015
As the congressional drama continues over the looming partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department, contingency preparations are affecting multiple players. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said...
Desperate IRS Rehires 300 Poor PerformersFebruary 6, 2015
In its quest for tax expertise, the Internal Revenue Service in recent years has rehired more than 300 past employees who had been forced out or left while under investigation for performance or...
The Latest Reason to Rethink the Defense BudgetApril 29, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing push into Ukraine represents a “startling brazenness not seen in history,” a top House defense thinker said on Monday. “It means we need to expand the range...
No Wonder There’s So Much Government WasteMarch 16, 2014
The Senate’s recent vote confirming John Roth as Homeland Security Department watchdog represents solid progress in government-wide oversight, according to an advocacy nonprofit that tracks...
Coburn Says Hiring Freeze Will Save Government JobsFebruary 26, 2013
Four days before across-the-board budget cuts are scheduled to kick in, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., demanded the Obama administration commence a hiring freeze, citing a series of “low-priority" jobs...