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Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé
Courtney Bublé 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.

The D.C. Mayor Wants ‘Decisive Action’ on the Federal Government’s Return to Office Plans

There has been movement to get some employees back in person and assess real estate needs, but the mayor would like more specifics.  


New Program to Bolster the Battered Public Health Workforce

Two agencies are teaming up to establish a program to recruit and cultivate public health officials. “We saw throughout the Covid pandemic that there was a real need to support local communities,” one official says.


Monkeypox Cases on the Rise Across States

Mitigating the virus comes down to “testing, tracing and timely vaccines and treatments,” a senior federal health official says.


The White House Chronicles Equity Efforts in the American Rescue Plan

The purpose is not to say, “mission accomplished,” but to continue sharing information and hearing what isn’t working, a senior White House official says.


White House Wants to Ensure Good Stewardship of Infrastructure Funds

New guidance directs agencies on implementation of the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

Special Report Workforce

‘There’s a Large Amount of Fraud Out There,’ Says Special IG for Pandemic Recovery

The role is “not a political job in any way, shape or form” and “if we go out of business, then I think you're missing a key element of … oversight,” Brian Miller says.


Vaccine Booster Shots Coming Soon

Public health officials announced plans for vaccine booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Plus, other Covid-19 updates.


Federal Government May Need to Play Role in Vaccine Credentials

The Biden administration has repeatedly said there will be no federal mandate, but it may be difficult to sit on the sidelines as states and businesses develop policies, experts say.


New White House Initiative Seeks to Lift Up Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Communities

Among other things, the effort will address hate crimes, poverty and environmental justice and representation in government jobs.


EPA Administrator Instructs Staff to Prioritize Environmental Justice

The directive furthers several executive orders and memos from President Biden.