In the spring of 1969, a new magazine for and about high-ranking federal officials called Government Executive made its debut.
"Our plan," founding editor and publisher C.W. Borklund wrote, "is to publish challenging ideas; tempered only by the demand that our work be responsible journalism."
In the 50 years since, that modest magazine publishing effort has evolved into an enterprise that encompasses four digital publications (Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One and Route Fifty) and includes live and online events, high-quality research and a custom content studio.
Government Executive was founded on the notion that the people who serve in high-ranking positions in government are worthy of the same professional journalism as America's corporate elite. It has been, and remains, our privilege to serve an audience whose work is so critical to the nation's future.
Here are some notable moments in Government Executive’s history.