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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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Coast Guard urged to overhaul IT practices

December 15, 2000 Poor management oversight and lackluster computer security policies and practices plague the U.S. Coast Guard's information technology system, according to a new General Accounting Office report. Congress' agency watchdog said that although the Coast Guard had many important IT management policies in place, it has not consistently put those policies ...

Transition lag could keep Clinton appointees in office

December 14, 2000 A federal law prohibiting nominees from acting in agency leadership positions could be problematic for Texas Gov. George W. Bush, assuming he is the President-elect, government and public policy leaders said Wednesday. Bush needs to send his nominations to the Senate for his administration's sub-Cabinet level jobs as soon as ...

Former EPA attorney sues agency for discrimination

December 13, 2000 A former EPA attorney has filed a lawsuit against the agency, saying EPA officials discriminated against him and then fired him in retaliation for his allegations. The lawsuit is the latest in a string of discrimination complaints against the agency. Steven M. Spiegel, a former enforcement attorney with the EPA, ...

Agencies get new guidance on computer security

December 12, 2000 The federal Chief Information Officers Council has released new guidance to help agencies better assess their computer security readiness. The framework for evaluating information technology systems--developed by the CIO Council, the Office of Management and Budget and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)--helps agencies determine the status of ...

Bill would force GSA to hand over transition funds to Bush

December 8, 2000 A bill introduced in the House Wednesday would force the General Services Administration to release transition funds and office space to Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., introduced H.R. 5643 in the House this week, amid a congressional debate over whether GSA should release the funds ...

Army IG says Corps of Engineers rigged data on huge project

December 7, 2000 Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers manipulated economic data on a massive navigation project to justify its $1 billion price tag, according to the Army's inspector general. Top Corps officials changed data in a cost-benefit analysis studying navigation improvements to the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, according to a Nov. ...

President-elect and Senate urged to hasten appointments

December 6, 2000 Two former government leaders Tuesday urged the President-elect and the Senate leadership to move beyond the divisive presidential election and work together to hasten the appointments process. In a letter to some of the nation's top officials, former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, R-Kan., and former director of the Office of ...

Administration unveils 2001 locality pay rates

December 4, 2000 White collar federal employees in San Francisco will get pay increases of almost 4.5 percent next year, while workers in Kansas City, Mo., Huntsville, Ala., and smaller cities across the United States will have to settle for raises of about 3.6 percent. Next year's pay raise, which will average 3.7 ...

Attention, Mr. President: federal management matters

December 1, 2000 Leaders in government and public policy agree that improving federal management, performance and results depend largely on the efforts of the next President and Congress, according to a report released yesterday by several "good government" organizations. In July, the Reason Public Policy Institute and other groups sponsored a "transition dialogue ...

Agencies fail to account for improper payments

December 1, 2000 Most agencies reporting improper payments in fiscal 1999 failed to thoroughly address the problem in their financial and performance plans, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. Improper payments are overpayments to contractors and beneficiaries made as the result of miscalculation or fraud. "Our audits and those ...