Lisa Rein
Reporter

Lisa Rein covers the federal workforce and issues that concern the management of government. At the Post, she has written about state politics and government in Annapolis, Md. and Richmond, Va., local government in Fairfax County, Va. and the redevelopment of Washington and its neighborhoods.

She was previously a reporter for the New York Daily News, where she covered former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the city’s colorful taxi industry. Before crossing the Hudson River, she chronicled Asian immigration to Northern New Jersey for The Record of Hackensack. Lisa started her daily newspaper career at The Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, Ma., where one of the biggest scandals of the late 1980s was the gold spray-painting by vandals of Plymouth Rock. She grew up in Boston and graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Latest by Lisa Rein

What’s the future of your favorite federal program?

What’s the future of your favorite federal program?

Liberal think-tank Center for American Progress says Paul Ryan budget would decimate key services.

Signature-writing machines rumble into the digital age

Signature-writing machines rumble into the digital age

Noisy, clunky autopens remain entrenched symbols of authority across many federal agencies.

DHS hiring officials broke rules to hire boss’s favorites, watchdog says

DHS hiring officials broke rules to hire boss’s favorites, watchdog says

Top hiring officials at U.S. Customs and Border Protection broke rules to hire commissioner’s favorites, watchdog says

Federal official fired after Las Vegas conference reinstated

James Weller is the second executive reinstated after General Services Administration spending scandal.