Ross Gianfortune

Engagement Editor Prior to joining Government Executive’s staff, Ross Gianfortune worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, WXRT Radio and The Columbia Missourian. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Missouri and a master's in communications from the American University.
Results 151-160 of 717

Play of the Day: Carly Fiorina's Fall is a Metaphor For the Campaign

May 3, 2016 A 12-year-old boy heckled presidential candidate Ted Cruz last week, yelling "you suck!" at the Texan during an Indiana rally. Conan O'Brien joked that this means the future of America is in good hands, while Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about Cruz's statement that the boy should be spanked. Carly...

Play of the Day: More on the Cruz/Fiorina Ticket

April 29, 2016 Congress passed a bill this week designating the bison as the national mammal of the United States. Referencing the bill, Jimmy Kimmel joked about Congress' inactivity while Conan O'Brien tied the move to American obesity. Late-night shows were still processing the news of Ted Cruz selecting Carly Fiorina as potential...

Play of the Day: Ted Cruz Picks a Running Mate, Despite Not Winning Anything

April 28, 2016 With nine victories between them this week, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are looking like the general election nominees. Late Night's Seth Meyers compared the matchup to a recent -- critically panned -- superhero movie, while Late Show's Stephen Colbert said it was "the matchup America did something to deserve."...

Play of the Day: Clinton and Trump Will Soon Be Looking for VP Nominees

April 27, 2016 Donald Trump has pivoted from attacking Ted Cruz to attacking John Kasich, though this time he's mocking the way the Ohio governor eats. Late Show's Stephen Colbert noted Trump's comments, saying he years for a time when the conversation was about, uh, hand size. With Trump and Hillary Clinton marching...

Play of the Day: Kasich and Cruz Are the Bootleg Wonder Twins

April 26, 2016 Wildly popular HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones premiered its sixth season Sunday and Late Night's Seth Meyers connected the series to the 2016 election. There's a Jon who may or may not be dead, someone devious called Littlefinger and an ominous constant force on the horizon. In anticipation of...

Play of the Day: More on the Harriet Tubman $20

April 22, 2016 In an interview this week, Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus refuted claims that his job is hard this election cycle and that he's "not pouring Baileys in my cereal." Late Show's Stephen Colbert noted that this idea is awfully specific for someone who is not pouring liquor in his...

Play of the Day: Ted Cruz Loves America… Probably Too Much

April 21, 2016 The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked that the Tubman 20 would be the de facto currency of African Americans, while The Late Show's Stephen Colbert noted that things could get awkward...

Play of the Day: Clinton is a Better New York Panderer Than Kasich

April 20, 2016 Donald Trump made a minor mistake in a speech this week, referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as 7-11 (instead of the usual 9-11) at a rally in Buffalo. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah questioned Trump's claim that the day is close to his heart. After all, victims...

Play of the Day: John Kasich Explains Passover. Kind of.

April 19, 2016 The move to put a woman on U.S. currency continues to churn, but the actual bill is still up in the air. The hit Broadway musical Hamilton has thrown a wrench into the $10 bill getting a new face, but The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore noted that this move might...

Play of the Day: SNL Takes on the Brooklyn Democratic Debate

April 18, 2016 As more and more details come out about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Last Week Tonight dedicated its main segment Sunday night to the issue of lead exposure throughout the United States. Citing HUD and CDC statistics, host John Oliver tied children's lead exposure to the hit movie Frozen....

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by G Suite

    Cross-Agency Teamwork, Anytime and Anywhere

    Dan McCrae, director of IT service delivery division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Data-Centric Security vs. Database-Level Security

    Database-level encryption had its origins in the 1990s and early 2000s in response to very basic risks which largely revolved around the theft of servers, backup tapes and other physical-layer assets. As noted in Verizon’s 2014, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)1, threats today are far more advanced and dangerous.

  • Federal IT Applications: Assessing Government's Core Drivers

    In order to better understand the current state of external and internal-facing agency workplace applications, Government Business Council (GBC) and Riverbed undertook an in-depth research study of federal employees. Overall, survey findings indicate that federal IT applications still face a gamut of challenges with regard to quality, reliability, and performance management.

  • PIV- I And Multifactor Authentication: The Best Defense for Federal Government Contractors

    This white paper explores NIST SP 800-171 and why compliance is critical to federal government contractors, especially those that work with the Department of Defense, as well as how leveraging PIV-I credentialing with multifactor authentication can be used as a defense against cyberattacks

  • Toward A More Innovative Government

    This research study aims to understand how state and local leaders regard their agency’s innovation efforts and what they are doing to overcome the challenges they face in successfully implementing these efforts.

  • From Volume to Value: UK’s NHS Digital Provides U.S. Healthcare Agencies A Roadmap For Value-Based Payment Models

    The U.S. healthcare industry is rapidly moving away from traditional fee-for-service models and towards value-based purchasing that reimburses physicians for quality of care in place of frequency of care.

  • GBC Flash Poll: Is Your Agency Safe?

    Federal leaders weigh in on the state of information security


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.