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Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé

Courtney Buble is a staff correspondent who covers federal management. Prior to joining Government Executive, she worked for NBC News. Courtney graduated from The George Washington University in 2018.
Courtney Buble is a staff correspondent who covers federal management. Prior to joining Government Executive, she worked for NBC News. Courtney graduated from The George Washington University in 2018.
Oversight

Ethics Officials Criticize Selection of Trump Resort for G-7 Summit

They cite potential emoluments clause and government contracting law violations.

Oversight

Federal Employees Lose a Powerful Advocate With Death of Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Oversight and Reform chairman was a “fierce advocate for the public interest,” one observer says.

Management

Former White House Officials Call Trump Administration’s Foreign Aid Process ‘Unconventional,’ But Legal

House Democrats have subpoenaed OMB and the Defense Department for documents related to the decision to withhold funding from Ukraine.

Management

OMB Touts Money and Time Saved From Regulatory Cuts, Eliminating Busywork 

President’s management agenda update highlights 100 “burden-reducing” initiatives. 

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Management

Report: Executive Branch Should Establish an Interagency Task Force to Combat Foreign Election Inference

Bipartisan Senate report recommends a media literacy initiative and a system for alerting people targeted with disinformation.

Management

Report: IRS Should Have an Official In Charge of Customer Experience

The agency could also improve its website and share more feedback, analysts conclude in first-of-its-kind report.

Management

What Popular Government Service Providers Could Teach Other Agencies

First of its kind report looks at successful practices that could be replicated governmentwide.

Management

Shutdown’s Damage to IRS Morale and Customer Service Will Linger, Study Finds

The appropriations lapse occurred during filing season, the agency’s busiest time of year, and will affect next year’s filing season as well. 

Management

Trump Taps Former Corporate Lawyer to Lead Regulatory Rollbacks

Paul Ray has been the acting head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for six months. 

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Oversight

Whistleblower is Vulnerable to Retaliation Due to Limited Intelligence Community Protections

Under the law, the president is responsible for ensuring whistleblowers are protected, but experts say the law never accounted for a president leading the attack on a whistleblower.

Management

It’s Finally Here: GSA’s New Consolidated Schedule

Tuesday’s solicitation will begin the process of turning 24 award schedules into a single contracting vehicle for products and services.

Oversight

Thousands of IRS Employees Are Working Outside Jobs That Risk Conflicts of Interest

In 2016, 167 employees had potentially prohibited second jobs and 2,196 were at high-risk for conflict of interest.

Oversight

In Act of Defiance, FEC Chair Tweets Memo on Foreign Election Interference Over GOP Commissioner's Objections

Chairwoman Weintraub said a Republican commissioner last week blocked publication of the guidance in a weekly digest of FEC activities.

Pay & Benefits

Study: Shutdown Did Lasting Damage to Federal Recruitment, Retention and Morale

While recovering from the most recent lapse in appropriations, some are fearful there will be another.