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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.
News

State Department Authorizes Some Federal Employees to Leave Ukraine

“Decisions were made out of an abundance of caution,” said a department official. 

Management

Biden’s ‘A-Team’ Turnover Shows ‘Return to Normalcy,’ Report Finds

Staff’s professional experience and transition efforts were likely stabilizing factors. 

Management

Trump-Biden Transition Revealed Weaknesses That Should be Addressed, Report Finds

Suggestions include clarifying OMB’s budget and regulatory roles during transfers of power, and making fewer steps contingent upon GSA’s ascertainment of election results.

Management

New Interagency Council Will Further ‘Made in America’ Efforts

“From day one, President Biden has made clear that when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, it should support American workers and businesses,” said an administration official. 

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: One Year of the Biden COVID-19 Response

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

Oversight

Watchdog: FDA Needs a Central Workforce Plan to Help Meet Public Health Mission

The agency faces stiff competition from private sector employers, said the Government Accountability Office. 

Workforce

Justice Department Alumni Support Accountability for Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

“There is no good reason” not to include President Trump in the department’s inquiries, they wrote.

Oversight

Lawmakers Question Agencies on Implementation of Customer Service Act 

The law requires agencies to accept digital signatures to authorize congressional offices to help constituents.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: More Tax Season Concerns; FDA Administrator Nomination Advances

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

Management

Almost One Year In: Biden’s Track Record on Nominations and Confirmations

The process underscores the challenges with so many positions needing Senate confirmation, the Partnership for Public Service said in a new report. 

Management

Marijuana Use ‘Remains Relevant, But Not Determinative’ for Security Clearances

The increasing number of states and localities that have decriminalized marijuana prompted a guidance update. 

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Contracts for COVID Tests Awarded; Pentagon Heightens Restrictions 

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

Management

After Communication Confusion, CDC Holds Solo Press Briefing

The CDC director anticipates Friday’s briefing will be “the first of many.” 

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Biden’s Vaccine Rules Get Their Day in (Supreme) Court 

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

Management

Smithsonian Leaders and Union Representatives Disagree Over Museum Openings 

Many Smithsonian facilities are located in Washington, D.C., which has experienced a surge in coronavirus cases due to the spread of the Omicron variant.  

Management

Federal Prisons Agency Director to Retire

This “is an opportunity for new, reform-minded leadership,” said a top Democratic lawmaker.