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Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé

Courtney Buble is a staff correspondent who covers federal management, oversight, contracting and regulations. Before joining Government Executive in July 2019, she worked for NBC News. Courtney graduated from The George Washington University in 2018.
Courtney Buble is a staff correspondent who covers federal management, oversight, contracting and regulations. Before joining Government Executive in July 2019, she worked for NBC News. Courtney graduated from The George Washington University in 2018.
Management

A Historic Swearing in at the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Dr. Rachel Levine became the United States’ first openly transgender four-star officer and first female four-star admiral of the corps. 

Management

Lawmakers Look to Rekindle Efforts to Build a New FBI Headquarters 

A Senate appropriations bill for fiscal 2022 included a provision asking the bureau to move forward on plans in coordination with the General Services Administration. 

Management

Lawmaker Introduces Standalone Bill for Biden’s Health Agency 

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health would conduct federal research on cancer and other diseases. 

Oversight

Oversight Group Files Hatch Act Complaint Against White House Press Secretary

While not as “outrageous” as the Trump administration’s actions, that doesn’t “mean we should be casual about compliance with an important ethics law,” the group’s president says.

Management

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Become a Factor in Winning Government Contracts

The Biden administration is looking to use procurement and the budget process to tackle the climate crisis. 

Oversight

Lawmaker Requests IG Probe Into Trump COVID-19 Food Program

A report from Democratic congressional staff found “serious red flags” with some of the contractors involved in the program. 

Management

Federal Data Officers Council Seeks Input on Mission, Focus Areas 

This request “signals a maturation of the [chief data officer] position,” said a data expert. 

Management

Observers Call on the Federal Government to Stop Doing Business With the Trump Organization 

The legal basis for a suspension is “clear cut,” said three signatories of a letter on Tuesday. 

Management

One Army Command’s Plan for the ‘Future of Work’

“We want to provide the flexibility to our workforce to work where and when they're most productive,” says John Willison, a senior executive at the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command.

Oversight

Lawmakers Question Accounting Firms Over ‘Revolving Door’ With Federal Agencies

A recent news investigation detailed potential ethics issues over the past four presidential administrations. 

Workforce

​​Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccine Guidance for Defense Civilians; NIH Director to Step Down

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Management

USDA’s Hubert Hamer On Fighting Climate Change and Fixing Food Insecurity

Other priorities are containing the pandemic, ensuring racial justice and equity, and rebuilding the rural economy.

Management

The Latest on Agencies’ Return-to-Office Plans

A look at agencies’ various approaches to getting employees back to their worksites; this list will be updated periodically.