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Ross Gianfortune

Senior Web Producer Prior to joining Government Executive’s online production 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.
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Generational Divide? What Generational Divide?

March 19, 2014 Listen to the story: Download this episode | Subscribe on iTunes The specter of an impending retirement wave has loomed over the federal government for years. As the baby boom generation ages, the fear that there will be a personnel shortage continues to grow. It is a recurring theme on ...

What Is a Leader Without Character?

March 6, 2014 Listen to the story: Download this episode | Subscribe on iTunes Character is a concept that can be difficult to understand, but leading business executive J. Phillip "Jack" London says it's the most important trait for leaders of organizations. "Good leaders aim to do the right thing," London says in ...

#Budgetday Twitter Buzz

March 4, 2014 Social media was abuzz with the announcement of Barack Obama's $3.9 trillion budget on Tuesday. While the Russian actions in Ukraine remained at the top of users' minds, Twitter lamented and celebrated Obama's budget. The Republican Party used a somewhat stale Internet meme from 2012, while others dove deeply into ...

Drinking and Sleeping: How D.C.-Area Feds Are Spending Their Snow Day

March 3, 2014 The Mid-Atlantic hasn’t seen this much snow since Snowpocalypse three years ago. On Monday, federal employees in the Washington, D.C. region received their fourth snow day this season. Some have pointed out that due to the above-average number of snow days this winter, the government shutdown in the fall and ...

Feds Remain a Presence at the Oscars

March 3, 2014 Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won acting awards Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards for Dallas Buyers Club, the story of Ron Woodruff, a man stricken with AIDS in the 1980s who battles the laws against experimental drugs that fight the disease. The film depicts the bureaucracy and federal regulations ...

Rethinking the Modern Federal Manager

February 20, 2014 Listen to the story: Download this episode | Subscribe on iTunes Working in government has proved arduous for federal employees in the early part of this decade. The recent government shutdown, sequestration and budget battles in Congress create uncertainty and frustration, especially for those in management positions trying to motivate ...

Aliya Sternstein Answers Your Cybersecurity Questions on Twitter

February 14, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Nextgov senior correspondent Aliya Sternstein joined public relations house Weber Shandwick for its #WSGlobalDef Tweet Chat on Friday to answer questions about the threats agencies face, the new cyber standards just released by the White House, fallout from Edward Snowden's leaks, why you need to worry about the security on ...

Try to Buy a Gorilla, Get a Federal Agent in a Gorilla Suit

February 12, 2014 Twenty-one years ago, federal agents conducted something that could either go down in history as something out of a movie. Or possibly something out of the Darwin Awards. In 1993, American federal agents were tipped off by a Miami-area primate dealer that officials from a Mexican zoo were interested in ...

Not a Belieber: Senator Offers to Sign Digital Petition to Deport Pop Star

February 4, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If the Obama administration decides to take action on the popular We The People petition asking to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, he'll have support from at least one member of Congress: Sen. Mark Warner, Va. Non-Belieber Warner told a Hampton Roads morning radio show that he would sign ...

Never Say Never: Bieber Deportation Lands on Obama's Desk

January 31, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House has to address an unlikely issue via its We The People petition site: Justin Bieber's immigration status. Over 220,000 signatures have been affixed to a petition submitted Jan. 23 that wants the Obama administration to "deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card." The threshold for an ...