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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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Bill would create federal ‘accountability’ panel

April 29, 2003 A presidential panel would have the authority to recommend cutting inefficient federal agencies and programs under legislation recently introduced in the Senate. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, introduced S. 837, which would establish a 12-member, presidentially appointed commission that would weigh the costs and benefits of various federal agencies and programs. ...

Manager of NASA space shuttle program resigns

April 23, 2003 The manager of NASA's space shuttle program announced his resignation Wednesday, saying he had decided to leave the post before the Feb. 1 Columbia tragedy. Ronald Dittemore, who spent more than four of his 26 years at NASA as the agency's space shuttle program manager at the Johnson Space Center ...

Air Force: Sex assault scandal confined to the academy

April 17, 2003 The Air Force in general does not have the same problem with allegations of sexual assault that its academy does, according to an agency spokesman. "There is a cultural problem at the [Air Force] academy," said Lt. Col. Dewey Ford, an Air Force spokesman. But Ford said allegations from Air ...

State Department to expand use of overseas workforce planning tool

April 7, 2003 The State Department will expand its use of a year-old framework to determine appropriate staff levels at embassies around the world, according to a new General Accounting Office report. Officials from the State Department and the Office of Management and Budget generally agreed that all embassies, including smaller ones in ...

TSP’s C fund shows signs of life in March

April 3, 2003 The Thrift Savings Plan's C fund posted positive returns in March for the first time this year, according to the latest numbers from the plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, increased 0.97 percent, after falling 1.49 percent in February. The fund, which performed poorly in 2002 and ...

Report backs overhaul of executive pay, evaluation systems

March 6, 2003 The current pay and benefits system for senior executives does not properly compensate the government's top career leaders for outstanding performance, concludes a new report from the National Academy of Public Administration. "Compensation and benefit incentives are not structured properly to reward executives for the risks they are expected to ...

TSP numbers fall in February

March 6, 2003 The Thrift Savings Plan's C, S and I funds did not show investors any love in February, posting negative returns for the third consecutive month. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, slipped 1.49 percent in February, after falling 2.67 percent in January. The fund, which performed poorly in ...

Threat level reduced, but agencies stay on alert

February 27, 2003 The Justice Department Thursday lowered the threat level of possible terrorist attacks against the United States from "high" to "elevated," but "significant" security measures will remain in place at federal agencies, Attorney General John Ashcroft said. Ashcroft raised the threat level Feb. 7 on the nation's color-coded terrorism alert system ...

Success of Homeland Security ad campaign won’t be easy to measure

February 27, 2003 The government's new media campaign urging Americans to prepare for possible terrorist attacks is well-funded and has already received considerable public attention. But gauging the effectiveness of such an ad campaign is often a complex and difficult task, as other federal efforts to modify social behavior-including the anti-drug campaign-have illustrated. ...

Agencies step up security efforts as threat level rises to ‘high’

February 7, 2003 Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said on Friday that federal agencies will take "specific protective measures" to comply with an elevated terrorist threat level. For the first time in nearly five months, Attorney General John Ashcroft Friday raised the threat level of possible terrorist attacks against the United States from ...