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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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Anti-discrimination campaigner wins public service award

June 18, 2003 Two federal employees, including a senior manager responsible for passage of an anti-discrimination law, won top awards for public service Wednesday at an event sponsored by a leading women's magazine. Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, a senior policy analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency who shepherded the 2001 Notification and Federal Employee ...

Acting Air Force Academy chief pledges culture of 'trust and confidence'

June 12, 2003 The acting superintendent of the Air Force Academy hopes to create a culture of "trust and confidence" among cadets as part of an overall reform effort developed in response to allegations of sexual assault at the school. An improved mentoring program for cadets is part of the institution's "agenda for ...

Justice inspector general raps FBI, INS over post-Sept. 11 detentions

June 2, 2003 A new report from the Justice Department's inspector general blames poor information sharing among agencies and an inefficient process for the mistreatment of some foreigners detained after the Sept. 11 attacks. The government detained 762 foreigners between September 2001 and August 2002 in connection with its investigation of terrorism. The ...

Defense Department names panel to review Air Force sex assault cases

May 27, 2003 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday appointed a seven-member, independent panel of civilians to review allegations of sexual assault at the Air Force Academy. Tillie Fowler, a partner at the law firm Holland & Knight and a former Florida congresswoman, will chair the panel. In addition to Fowler, who served ...

New homeland office will oversee visa compliance

May 19, 2003 The Homeland Security Department has created a new office that will monitor compliance with the visa process and refer violations to border enforcement agents for investigation. Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security at the Homeland Security Department, announced the creation of the office Monday during remarks in Washington ...

TSP funds accentuate the positive in April

May 5, 2003 The Thrift Savings Plan's C, S, and I funds increased in April, marking the first time this year that all three funds have posted positive returns in the same month, according to the latest numbers from the plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, grew a healthy 8.26 ...

Pentagon expected to name panel to probe Air Force Academy

April 30, 2003 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is expected to appoint an independent panel of civilians on Thursday to investigate allegations of sexual assaults from cadets at the Air Force Academy. But Pentagon spokeswoman Col. Beverly Lee would not confirm whether the announcement would actually come on May 1. Congress directed Rumsfeld to ...

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 ...