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Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé 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 Bublé 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

Here’s What the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Could Mean for Federal Agencies

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Congress for more authority related to health data and the workforce.  

Management

The HHS to Industry: Let’s Connect on Medical Supply Chain Issues

The pandemic showed “the need for critical public health industrial investments at a scale never seen before in the United States,” an HHS official says. 

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: The Emergencies Declared Due to COVID-19 Will be Ending

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

Lawmakers Want the Head of the National Drug Policy Office Back in the Cabinet 

A group of bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers is making this push ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union speech next week. 

Oversight

Watchdogs to Congress: Keep the COVID-Era Data Center

The first hearing of the House Oversight and Accountability for the 118th Congress focused on pandemic money and fraud.

Management

The National Intelligence Director: Over-Classification Undermines Democracy

The ongoing investigations into handling of sensitive documents by former presidents and vice presidents have brought potential problems with the classification system back into the spotlight. 

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Changes at the CDC; the Republicans on the COVID Panel

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

Couch, Private Meeting Booth or Desk? Feds Can Come Try Out New Office Digs in D.C.

This is part of GSA’s “workplace 2030” initiative as federal agencies work on their post-pandemic plans.   

Management

A NOAA Employee Ignored the Hatch Act Repeatedly. It Took a Decade For Him to Be Fired.

The employee ran for Congress several times beginning in 2012, and was warned this was a violation of the law. 

Oversight

Trump’s Interior Secretary Was Cleared in Probe on Water Project and Former Client

So was the department’s ethics office that conducted a review for possible conflicts of interest.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Two Years of the Biden Administration

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

Management

House Republicans Take a Big Swing at Regulations 

But the likelihood of home runs isn’t high due to the Democrats controlling the Senate and the White House. 

Oversight

Former Oversight Chair: Republicans Just Want to ‘Investigate and Destroy’

Former Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., decried the direction of her former committee and Republican priorities in the new Congress. 

Management

Report: The CDC is in ‘Peril,’ But Here’s How to Fix it

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should rethink its D.C. presence and reform hiring, the report suggests. 

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: House Republicans Take Aim At COVID Policies

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

The Commerce Dept. Needs Better Oversight of its Law Enforcement Unit, IG Found

The unit handles investigations and enforcement actions on violations related to export laws and regulations, and the bureau that houses it has become “even more important amid Russia’s war and rising U.S.-China tensions,” one analyst observed. 

Management

5 States Challenged the Federal Contractor Wage Increase and Lost

But this may not be the end of the dispute, which stems from an April 2021 executive order.

Management

The State of Government-Speak in 2022: A Slight Dip in Agency Writing Grades, But Within That ‘A Far More Positive Story’ 

A nonprofit issued its annual report card on 21 executive branch agencies’ writing quality and organizational compliance with a 2010 law to combat jargon.