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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

Budding Spies Might Not Get Weeded Out for Past Drug Use

Activists say this would be a practical step to help ensure all the best candidates are getting considered for intelligence jobs. 

Management

These Three Federal Employees Landed in Hot Water Over Hatch Act Violations

The Office of Special Counsel announced settlements over violations at the U.S. Postal Service, Veterans Affairs Department and U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency.

Oversight

The Afghanistan Watchdog Blasts State and USAID for ‘Sudden Refusal to Cooperate’ 

The agencies defended their handling of requests since October and said they’ve “regularly responded” to the office over the years.

Management

Top GSA Buildings Official Talks About the Future of Federal Offices

“Right now, what I think the opportunity is is to have fewer buildings and better buildings,” the Public Buildings Service commissioner told lawmakers. 

Management

How One Federal Agency Meme-d Up Its Social Media

The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to educate, while also "trying to be relevant and engage the public in a fun and different way.”

Management

Biden Will Appoint the First Native American to Be Treasurer of the United States

Chief Marilynn Malerba will oversee the newly established Office of Tribal and Native Affairs.

Management

DHS is Making ‘Significant Reforms’ to the Employee Discipline Process

This comes after an outside oversight group alleged wrongdoing in the inspector general office, which the IG contests.

Management

Here’s How the Federal Government is Responding to the Baby Formula Shortage

The Michigan facility at the center of the crisis had to temporarily cease production again, but the FDA commissioner reassured consumers that “we’ll have more than enough product to meet current demand.” 

Management

A Noose Was Found at a Federal Facility in Tennessee

“A noose blatantly violates our policies and work rules and will not be tolerated,” said a spokesperson for the contractor that operates the facility.  

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: The Federal Government Plans for Young Kids’ Vaccines Amid Funding Crunch

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

CDC and AmeriCorps Team Up to Bolster the Public Health Workforce

“We saw throughout the COVID pandemic that there was a real need to support local communities, not only in responding to COVID, but also in their broader public health needs,” the new director says.

Management

The White House Just Pulled Its Nominee to Fill the Still-Vacant Job of Federal Procurement Chief

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has not had a confirmed leader since the Trump administration, despite the Biden administration's goals to use procurement to advance equity and curb climate change.