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Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé

Courtney Buble is a staff correspondent who covers the federal government with a focus on oversight, management, contracting and regulations. In 2022, she won the American Society of Business Publication Editors' Young Leaders Scholarship and was selected for the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship for 2022-2023. 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 the federal government with a focus on oversight, management, contracting and regulations. In 2022, she won the American Society of Business Publication Editors' Young Leaders Scholarship and was selected for the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship for 2022-2023. Before joining Government Executive in July 2019, she worked for NBC News. Courtney graduated from The George Washington University in 2018.
Management

Biden’s Nominee Makes His Case to Take the Government’s Top Regulatory Job

Richard Revesz gained the support of former OIRA administrators, but still has some progressive detractors.

Oversight

The Pentagon’s Watchdog Is Taking a Closer Look at Defense’s Records Management and Device Use After Missing Jan. 6 Texts

The acting inspector general shared information about the review in response to a letter from a top senator expressing concerns about handling of messages related to the Capitol insurrection. 

Management

Can Federal Employees Volunteer for Political Campaigns and Make Contributions? Election Do's and Don'ts

The second installment in a series about the rules and policies federal employees should know ahead of the midterm elections.

Management

House Republicans Argue That a COVID Standard for the Health Care Industry is Unnecessary

This follows the president's comments that the pandemic is over, but there is still work to be done.

Management

After Years of Delays We May Soon Learn the Location for the New FBI Headquarters

The law enforcement agency will either be in Greenbelt, Md., Landover, Md., or Springfield, Va.

Workforce

Does the Hatch Act Apply to You? Election Season Do’s and Don’ts

The first installment in a series about the rules and policies federal employees should know ahead of the midterm elections.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: A CDC Team Is Honored for Its Vaccine Distribution Work

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

Management

The Senate Has Confirmed a VOA Veteran to Lead the Global Media Agency

Lawmakers and union officials have been concerned recently about slashing staff at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting. 

Management

The FDA’s Internal Review of the Infant Formula Shortage Found Workforce Problems 

Staffing shortages and insufficient training contributed to the crisis, investigators said. 

Management

Biden Said the ‘Pandemic is Over,’ Now Republicans Want the Administration to Act

According to the White House press secretary, the president said we must keep fighting the pandemic, but “we can acknowledge the massive amount of progress that we have made.”

Workforce

These Are the Winners for the Annual ‘Oscars of Government Service’ 

These awards are especially important “during these turbulent times when federal employees have been threatened and demonized,” nonprofit leader says.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: New COVID Datasets and Strike Teams Are Targeting Fraud

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

Oversight

Legislation Increasing Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees Gets House Approval

It is one of several bills House lawmakers took up this week to improve government transparency and accountability. 

Management

Lawmakers Take Another Step Toward Avoiding the Chaos of the Last Presidential Transition

A bill would require transition resources to go to both sides if there is a time period when the election results are in doubt.  

Management

State Department Releases its Roadmap for Increasing Diversity and Equity

The department also announced last month a new, paid fellowship and internship program aimed at bringing individuals with diverse backgrounds to the department.

Oversight

The House Plans to Take Up Whistleblower Protections Legislation

The bill would fill in gaps from previous whistleblower legislation, according to a coalition of advocacy groups.

Management

Here’s How the Nation’s Elections Clearinghouse is Gearing Up for the Midterms 

The chair of the Election Assistance Commission is encouraging individuals to sign up as poll workers. 

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: The Biden Administration Releases its Plan for Updated COVID Shots

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

Oversight

Lawmaker Looks to Increase Congressional Oversight of Embassy Projects

A new bill comes in response to issues identified in the construction of a new embassy compound in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.