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Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé

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

Biden Aims for Federal Contractors to Pay a $15 Minimum Wage

He directed his administration to work on an executive order within his first 100 days. 

Management

Biden Directs OSHA to Bolster Actions to Combat Pandemic

He also asked the agency to consider issuing emergency temporary standards.

Management

Biden Pauses Construction on the Border Wall

The president also ordered a review of all funding and contracts. 

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Biden Launches Aggressive Pandemic Plans 

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

Management

Biden Seeks to Halt or Delay Trump’s ‘Midnight Regulations’

The new president took several immediate actions to start undoing Trump’s deregulatory agenda. 

Management

Biden Issues Sweeping Ethics Plan for Appointees

Hours before departing the White House, former President Trump revoked his own ethics pledge, allowing current and former Trump appointees to immediately become lobbyists.

Management

An Unprecedented Transition Comes to an End

Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Management

Federal Bureau of Prisons Goes Into National Lockdown Ahead of Inauguration 

The agency said the “precautionary” move was “not in response to any significant events” occurring inside its facilities.

Management

GSA Administrator Resigns

Emily Murphy was widely criticized for delaying the presidential transition. The agency also came under fire Friday for impeding the IG’s pandemic response investigations.

Oversight

Trump’s D.C. Hotel Under Renewed Scrutiny 

The Capitol riots, Trump’s second impeachment and the upcoming change in administrations raise new questions about whether the General Services Administration will continue the lease. 

Management

Black Ambassadors Association Calls for Diversity Reforms at State and USAID

Recommendations address recruitment, assignments, mentoring, promotions and retention. 

Management

SBA Relaunches COVID Loan Program As Watchdog Warns About Possible Fraud 

The recent COVID relief package included funding for a third round of the program, which has come under much scrutiny. 

Management

D.C. Mayor Asks For More Inauguration Security

Multiple armed protests are reportedly being planned for later this month.

Management

Riots Shine Light on ‘Infamously Opaque’ Capitol Police 

The 193-year old agency has a large budget and workforce, but lacks transparency mechanisms.