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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell, an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covers campaign finance and government accountability. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor's degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website "ITPro" in London and worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Guardian. She was also an executive editor of 22807, a new student magazine covering arts and culture in the JMU community.

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Articles by Kellan Howell

The Golden Hammer

New York has money, but no plan to prevent terror attacks: audit

Neither the state of New York nor the New York City -- prime terror targets -- has defined homeland security goals or strategies for spending about $67 million in federal grant money, a new report from the Department of Homeland Security revealed this week. Published July 2, 2015

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned 173rd Airborne Brigade train off the coast of Athens, Greece, May 26, 2015. (Image: U.S. Army, Facebook) ** FILE **

Army turns to 3-year sabbatical offer to keep top soldiers

The U.S. Army will allow some soldiers, both officers and enlisted, to take up to a three-year sabbatical from service to pursue educational or other personal goals in order to keep top soldiers from leaving the force. Published June 13, 2015

The Golden Hammer

Feds mismanaging high-risk IT systems, watchdog finds

In the wake of the largest data breach the federal government has ever seen, a new watchdog report concludes about a quarter of the federal government's information technology investments are in "urgent" need of attention because of poor management, oversight and maintenance. Published June 11, 2015