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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.

DHS manipulated report on Russian election interference during the Trump administration, watchdog says

A 2020 report to state and local governments was delayed and altered, a new IG report finds.

Acquisition

Federal contractors could soon have to disentangle themselves completely from Russia 

A top House oversight Democrat says her bill limiting contracts with companies operating in Russia during the Ukraine war would supplement existing sanctions. 

Workforce

Worst-case scenario: Almost 13,000 federal facilities could be harmed by flooding

The Biden administration is looking at how the climate crisis will impact the federal budget and revenue.

Acquisition

The Labor Dept. wants to revise a Trump-era policy on handling discrimination claims against contractors

Department argues the changes would increase flexibility, efficiency and enforcement, but attorneys for contractors say the revisions would hurt transparency.

Acquisition

A new rule aims to boost Biden’s ‘Made in America’ program

The update to the Buy American Act would build on the administration’s push to get federal agencies using more domestic products and services.

Workforce

Federal agencies can relax their mask and testing Requirements

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force updated its guidance following new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

People

Biden's Supreme Court pick comes with experience on federal employee issues

Ketanji Brown Jackson overturned a trio of Trump executive orders that had made it easier to fire federal employees and limited union bargaining rights. 

GSA’s Trump Hotel lease is under scrutiny again

Lawmakers are calling for the agency to consider terminating the lease after the Trump Organization’s accounting firm said it could no longer vouch for the company’s financial statements.

Workforce

Part of Biden’s $15 contractor minimum wage order was temporarily halted

“This ruling helps more than 40,000 companies like Arkansas Valley Adventures who provide seasonal recreational services on federal lands,” said an attorney for the plaintiffs.

Workforce

Biden can do more to protect inspectors general, says former watchdog fired by Trump

Guidance issued by the Biden administration was “important,” but an executive order could also help preserve IG independence, said Michael Atkinson.

Workforce

The deadline is here for federal contractors to start paying at least $15 an hour

This comes as a “record number” of states and localities are increasing their minimum wages in 2022.

Cybersecurity

Federal agencies highlight security improvements a year after Capitol attack

The Homeland Security Department said officials do not “have information indicating any specific or credible threats related to the anniversary.”