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Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé
Courtney Buble 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.
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Biden’s nominee makes his case to take the government’s top regulatory job

Presidential pick Richard Revesz gained the support of former OIRA administrators for the job, which is housed within OMB—but he still has some progressive detractors.

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Can federal employees volunteer for political campaigns and make contributions? Election do's and don'ts

This is the second installment in a series about the rules and policies federal employees should know ahead of the midterm elections.

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Does the Hatch Act apply to you? Election season do’s and don’ts

This is the first installment in a series, to lay out the rules and policies federal employees should know ahead of the midterm elections.

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After years of delay, we soon may know new FBI Headquarters location

The law enforcement agency will either be in Greenbelt, Md., Landover, Md., or Springfield, Va.

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CDC team honored for COVID vaccine distribution work

This news comes as part of our roundup of recent updates and stories on coronavirus that you may have missed.

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FDA internal review of infant formula shortage found workforce problems 

Staffing shortages and insufficient training contributed to the crisis, investigators said. 

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These are the winners for the annual ‘Oscars of government service’ 

These awards are especially important “during these turbulent times when federal employees have been threatened and demonized,” nonprofit leader says.

Lawmakers take another step toward avoiding the chaos of the last WH transition

A bill would require transition resources to go to both sides if there is a time period when the election results are in doubt.  

Legislation increasing whistleblower protections for feds gets House approval

It is one of several bills House lawmakers took up this week to improve government transparency and accountability. 

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State Department releases roadmap for increasing diversity and equity

The department also announced last month a new, paid fellowship and internship program aimed at bringing individuals with diverse backgrounds to the department.

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The House plans to take up whistleblower protections legislation

The bill would fill in gaps from previous whistleblower legislation, according to a coalition of advocacy groups.

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The Biden administration releases its plan for updated COVID shots

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

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Most agencies plan to cut back on office leases and square footage

GSA set to cut back over next three years—and should, according to GAO, share insights as agencies plan for their post-pandemic real estate needs.

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Dr. Fauci to young scientists: Follow the science and ‘stay out of politics’

After nearly six decades of civil service, Dr. Anthony Fauci hopes his post-government life will focus on inspiring the next generation of public servants.

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Biden names his pick to lead WH regulatory office

Since taking office, Biden has championed the use of regulations to carry out his major policy priorities.

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The Biden administration moves to make unions more accessible to federal contractors

GSA is following through on carrying out a recommendation from the WH task force on worker organizing. 

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VOA’s leader discusses employee morale, international crises and more

Voice of America's Yolanda López says employees “were hungry for information and transparency” when she took over as acting director, as President Biden came into office.   

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Biden names next Secret Service director ‘at a critical moment’

The pick for the job, Kim Cheatle, previously worked at the agency for 27 years and was on Biden’s detail when he was vice president.

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New director Is bringing hope to the federal prisons agency

However, her previous work leading the Oregon Department of Corrections has not gone without criticism.