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Kellie Lunney

Senior Correspondent Kellie Lunney covers federal pay and benefits issues, the budget process and financial management. After starting her career in journalism at Government Executive in 2000, she returned in 2008 after four years at sister publication National Journal writing profiles of influential Washingtonians. In 2006, she received a fellowship at the Ohio State University through the Kiplinger Public Affairs in Journalism program, where she worked on a project that looked at rebuilding affordable housing in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. She has appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR and Feature Story News, where she participated in a weekly radio roundtable on the 2008 presidential campaign. In the late 1990s, she worked at the Housing and Urban Development Department as a career employee. She is a graduate of Colgate University.
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Republican lawmaker gets riled over idling government cars

July 11, 2008 Uncle Sam is having some car trouble. With gas prices climbing toward $5 per gallon nationwide, energy efficiency is all the rage these days. But some government employees just aren't conserving enough, says one Republican lawmaker. Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley sent a letter to President Bush on Thursday expressing concern ...

Washington's workforce tends to downplay age to get ahead

March 17, 2008 Two promising candidates arrive for a job interview. One radiates youth, vigor, optimism, and perhaps naivete. The other is a grayer, seasoned old hand. That could describe Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls Barack Obama of Illinois and John McCain of Arizona. Or it could be a pair of Beltway rivals ...

Budget boosts and cuts, agency by agency

February 4, 2008 Agency FY 2008 Proposal (in billions) FY 2009 Proposal (in billions) FY 2009-FY 2008 (in billions) Agriculture $20.2 $20.8 +0.6 Commerce 6.6 8.2 +1.6 Defense 481.4 515.4 +34.0 Education 56.0 59.2 +3.2 Energy 24.3 25.0 +0.7 Health and Human Services 69.3 70.4 +1.1 Homeland Security 34.3 37.6 +3.3 Housing and ...

Cybersecurity chiefs keep a low profile

September 27, 2007 Editor's note: The following story appears in the Sept. 15 issue of Government Executive Magazine, which focuses on the challenges facing C-title federal executives. For a directory of more than 500 key decision makers in federal finance, information technology, procurement and personnel, click here. It's a job with little authority ...

The Guardians

September 15, 2007 As cybersecurity takes on greater importance, so does the role of the chief information security officers who keep watch over data and systems. It's a job with little authority and no budget of its own. Few people are aware of the post, or its role in safeguarding millions of Americans' ...

HUD official discusses department’s role in Katrina recovery

December 9, 2005 For someone new to Washington, Orlando Cabrera is already well connected. Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., President Bush's first secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Department, called Cabrera "a man of great character and competence" during his Oct. 25 confirmation hearing as HUD's assistant secretary for public and Indian housing. ...

Patricia Pointer

September 15, 2005 Treasury Patricia Pointer Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources, Chief Human Capital Officer Patricia Pointer recently bought a home on Solomons Island in Southern Maryland, where she grew up. "I am picking up a one-and-a-half to two-hour commute one way," the Treasury Department's chief human capital officer wrote in ...

Robert Danbeck

September 15, 2005 Office of Personnel Management Robert Danbeck Chief Human Capital Officer, Associate Director of the Management Services Division After more than three decades in the private sector, Robert Danbeck entered public service in 2003. He says the Sept. 11 attacks played a role in that decision after an IBM career of ...

Scott J. Cameron

September 15, 2005 Interior Scott J. Cameron Deputy Assistant Secretary for Performance, Accountability and Human Resources Scott J. Cameron's background as a career employee, political appointee, legislative aide and top official at the Office of Management and Budget makes him uniquely qualified for his current position. Cameron, who began his federal career in ...

Linda Springer

September 15, 2005 Office of Personnel Management Linda Springer Director Linda Springer has her work cut out for her. As head of the Office of Personnel Management, she's at the center of the Bush administration's controversial drive to overhaul the federal personnel system. In June, the administration put forth draft legislation that would ...