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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.
Workforce

More Can Be Done to Increase Representation of Feds with Disabilities

A new report shows people with disabilities make up a greater percentage of the federal workforce, but those employees are less likely to be in leadership roles and more likely to leave their jobs.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: More Free COVID Tests; HHS Secretary Tests Positive

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

DHS IG Says He Did Not Mishandle the Agency’s Reports on Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence

The Project On Government Oversight – the outside oversight group that brought these claims – pushed back on Joseph Cuffari’s letter to lawmakers.

Management

Scam Artists Have Misused the DHS Seal. One Lawmaker Wants to Change That

“It is clear the department needs express authority to protect its seal so it can pursue action against those who unlawfully misappropriate it,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson.

Oversight

Here Are Some Lessons from Homeland Security’s Early COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign 

Issues early on hampered DHS meeting its vaccination goals, but then vaccinations became widely available. 

Oversight

The Biden Administration Lays Out its Environmental Reviews and Permitting Goals for the Infrastructure Law

More guidance is expected from the Office of Management and Budget, and the Council on Environmental Quality.

Management

Lawmakers Are Trying Again to Move the Secret Service Back to the Treasury Department

The Secret Service was moved to the Homeland Security Department in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

Oversight

Lawmakers Want to Know More About the Trump Hotel Sale

They are questioning the “premium” $375 million price for the lease acquisition. 

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: The FDA Limits Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Authorization 

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

Defense

DHS Manipulated Report on Russian Election Interference During the Trump Administration, Watchdog Says

A 2020 report to state and local governments was delayed and altered, a new IG report finds.

Workforce

President Biden Just Gave Federal Employees a Big ‘Thank You’ 

He presented the presidential rank awards in conjunction with Public Service Recognition Week.   

Oversight

The White House Wants to Ensure Good Stewardship of Infrastructure Funds

New guidance directs agencies on implementation of the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: A Watchdog Highlights Concerns of Payment Integrity in COVID Funds 

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

GSA Wants Feedback on DEIA in Construction and Design Initiatives

This furthers executive orders from President Biden and GSA’s equity action plan.