Government Executive - Authors - Ross Gianfortune to joining <i>Government Executive</i>’s online production staff, Ross Gianfortune worked at <i>The Washington Post</i>, The Gazette Newspapers, WXRT Radio and <i>The Columbia Missourian</i>. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Missouri and a master's in communications from the American University.en-usWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:37:57 -0500Obama Pardons Two Turkeys, Despite John Oliver's Pleas annual White House Thanksgiving tradition carries on.Ross GianfortuneWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:37:57 -0500 House via YouTubeAttention Dieters: FDA Ruling Will Require Calorie Counts at Restaurants requirements will make sure eateries "conspicuously" inform customers of nutrition information.Ross GianfortuneTue, 25 Nov 2014 12:12:16 -0500 you really want to know how many calories are in this meal? SSokolov / Shutterstock.comStorify: Public Officials React to Obama's Immigration Address media reactions to Obama's announcement, mostly along party lines.Ross GianfortuneThu, 20 Nov 2014 21:16:07 -0500 House via YouTubeReport: BP Tried to Lobby the EPA to Let It Continue As a Government 'Business Partner' News obtained a confidential 72-page report the company produced to convince the agency to keep giving it contracting dollars.Ross GianfortuneThu, 13 Nov 2014 11:11:38 -0500 Guard file photoThree Charts That Explain Feds' Low Morale in 2014 are worried the wrong people are being promoted, and confidence in leadership continues to decline.Ross GianfortuneTue, 28 Oct 2014 12:53:57 -0400 & Benefitsdachazworks/Shutterstock.comInfographic: No, Millennials in Government Don't Love Their Jobs Either respondents to OPM's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey report lower satisfaction in their jobs.Ross GianfortuneFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:22:45 -0400 & BenefitsPressmaster/Shutterstock.comDo Stoners Come Up With Government-Funded Research Programs? hosts asks his audience to separate real from fake projects.Ross GianfortuneThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:18 -0400 - FedblogABCObama to Name Former Biden Chief of Staff As Ebola Czar Klain served in the White House from 2009-2011.Ross GianfortuneFri, 17 Oct 2014 11:44:32 -0400 Photography/Shutterstock.comPhotos: How the Government Is Confronting the Ebola Outbreak, CDC and Defense are among the agencies collaborating to contain the disease's advance.Ross GianfortuneFri, 10 Oct 2014 10:40:11 -0400 officials don protective equipment when they enter a quarantine unit in Liberia in August.CDCThe U.S. Plans to Amp Up Ebola Screening at Airports, But Will It Work? suggest screenings aren't iron-clad at preventing the disease from making its way to the United States.Ross GianfortuneWed, 08 Oct 2014 13:09:28 -0400 travelers walk through New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2013.Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.comU.S. Africa Command: Ebola Mission Will Not Bring Disease Back Home personnel are highly trained and will be treated immediately if infected.Ross GianfortuneTue, 07 Oct 2014 15:49:46 -0400"The health and safety of the team supporting this mission is our priority," Gen. David Rodriguez said.Defense DepartmentIf Ebola Spreads, How Close Are You to a CDC Quarantine Station? agency has 20 facilities to help stop outbreaks of deadly contagious diseases in the United States.Ross GianfortuneFri, 03 Oct 2014 14:20:11 -0400 Director Tom Frieden addressed the media Wednesday on the disease.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via YouTubeFCC Unanimously Strikes Down NFL Blackout Rule calls the ruling a "victory for fans."Ross GianfortuneTue, 30 Sep 2014 12:34:55 -0400 Bear quarterback Jay Cutler throws a pass during the team's game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.Charles Rex Arbogast/APSmithsonian's Panda Cub Celebrates First Birthday's cutest federal charge gets feted at the National Zoo.Ross GianfortuneMon, 25 Aug 2014 14:22:43 -0400 - FedblogSmithsonian's National Zoo10 Insane Things the Pentagon Gave to Local Law Enforcement, grenade launchers and underwear make their way to police.Ross GianfortuneThu, 21 Aug 2014 13:25:14 -0400 - FedblogPolice in Ferguson clad in SWAT gear watch protestors Aug. 9.Jeff Roberson/AP'Curiosity' Leads Man to Steal Federal Explosives During a Camping Trip was camping near a Forest Service storage facility and 'took it way too far.'Ross GianfortuneMon, 18 Aug 2014 13:42:35 -0400 - FedblogFer Gregory/Shutterstock.comInfographic: Five Steps to Manage Government Regulations for Contractors to deal with an audit, how to ensure compliance and more ways to stick the landing.Ross GianfortuneWed, 13 Aug 2014 16:41:18 -0400 Postmaster General: Stop 'Prostituting' the Stamp Program F. Bailar says Harry Potter and similar stamps lack 'gravitas.'Ross GianfortuneThu, 07 Aug 2014 16:43:50 -0400 - FedblogGone are the days of simple stamp design. Or eight-cent postage.akiyoko / Shutterstock.comLawsuit Alleges DEA Will Trade Crack For Help on Investigations is seeking damages for "severe emotional and physical harm."Ross GianfortuneWed, 16 Jul 2014 13:35:01 -0400 - FedblogUnited States Drug Enforcement AdministrationPope Urges Protection for Unaccompanied Minors Flooding the Border letter, Francis says the children should be 'welcomed.'Ross GianfortuneTue, 15 Jul 2014 12:28:10 -0400 Emmy for Obama? Two Ferns gets nominated by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.Ross GianfortuneFri, 11 Jul 2014 13:30:10 -0400 - FedblogFunny or DieReal U.S. Defense Secretary Phones Internet's U.S. Defense Secretary calls goalkeeper Tim Howard to congratulate him on historic World Cup performance.Ross GianfortuneThu, 03 Jul 2014 09:51:47 -0400 DepartmentThe White House’s Total Payroll is Down, But the Typical Staffer is Earning More pay for a White House aide is nearly $83,000, similar to that of other feds.Ross Gianfortune and Kellie LunneyWed, 02 Jul 2014 15:54:21 -0400 & BenefitsSergiy Palamarchuk/Shutterstock.comTreasury Posts Proof That Obama Kept Promise to Give Up 5 Percent of His Salary shows the president followed through on 2013 sequester promise.Ross GianfortuneMon, 30 Jun 2014 17:31:27 -0400 - FedblogUnited States Department of TreasuryDoJ to Federal Judge: Dismiss Insane Clown Posse's Lawsuit doesn't want to be in the business of fighting Juggalos.Ross GianfortuneMon, 23 Jun 2014 16:11:59 -0400 - FedblogFrom left, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope filed the lawsuit in January.Carlos Osorio/AP