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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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Bush increases NASA funding in 2004

February 3, 2003 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration would get a 3.1 percent increase in funding next year, under President Bush's fiscal 2004 budget proposal released Monday. NASA's proposed budget for fiscal 2004 is $15.5 billion, up from $14.6 billion in fiscal 2003. The budget includes $3.9 billion for the shuttle program, ...

INS extends deadline for foreign student tracking system

January 30, 2003 The Immigration and Naturalization Service is giving schools two more weeks to begin using the agency's new automated system for tracking foreign students living in the United States. The INS extended the Jan. 30 deadline for compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) because some schools are ...

Homeland Security opens with a lean headquarters operation

January 24, 2003 Only about 100 employees of the Homeland Security Department will immediately relocate to the agency's temporary headquarters in Washington, Secretary Tom Ridge said Friday. "We cannot secure the homeland [from] inside the capital," said Ridge at a press conference after he was sworn in by President Bush. "Now, what we ...

TSP funds end 2002 on a negative note

January 6, 2003 The Thrift Savings Plan's C, S and I funds slipped in December, after posting positive returns in November and October, according to the latest numbers from the plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, fell 5.85 percent in December, after gaining 5.87 percent in November. The fund, which ...

Reward offered in theft of medical records

January 2, 2003 A government contractor is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing the records of military service members from the contractor's offices. Computer hard drives containing the medical records of more than 500,000 military members were stolen last month from TriWest Health Care ...

INS seeks to dispel ‘tremendous anxiety’ about reorganization

December 19, 2002 Although employees at the Immigration and Naturalization Service are nervous about moving into the Homeland Security Department, the immediate impact of the transition on most of the workforce will be minimal, a senior official at the agency said Thursday. "There is tremendous anxiety within the agency itself," said INS Deputy ...

INS to implement foreign student tracking system in January

December 11, 2002 An automated system for tracking foreign students in the United States will be in place by its Jan. 30 deadline, despite requests by educational institutions for more time, the Immigration and Naturalization Service said Wednesday. Public and private schools that enroll foreign students must enter information about new nonimmigrant students ...

TSP numbers stay strong in November

December 4, 2002 For the second consecutive month, the Thrift Savings Plan's C, S and I funds posted positive returns in November, according to the latest numbers from the plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, gained 5.87 percent after climbing 8.77 percent in October. The fund, which made a strong ...

Gephardt to step down as House Democratic leader

November 7, 2002 Missouri Rep. Richard Gephardt is expected to officially step down Thursday as House minority leader, after eight years as the head of the Democratic party in the House. Gephardt, who told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Wednesday of his plans not to seek re-election to the leadership post, is a possible ...

Key civil service lawmaker unseated; others cruise to victory

November 5, 2002 Key lawmakers on civil service committees overwhelmingly retained their seats Tuesday in this year's House and Senate elections. Most incumbents who are active in civil service issues coasted to victory, some with little or no opposition at the polls. The lone exception was in Maryland's 8th District, where Democratic state ...