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Ross Gianfortune

Ross Gianfortune

Engagement Editor

Ross Gianfortune hosts the GovExec Daily podcast. 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.
Ross Gianfortune hosts the GovExec Daily podcast. 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.
Management

GovExec Daily: Lessons for the Next Pandemic

Katherine Barrett, Richard Greene and Dr. Donald F. Kettl join the podcast to discuss how government can learn from the COVID-19 crisis.

Tech

GovExec Daily: Detecting Waste and Abuse Through Data and Determination

Bill Lucia speaks to Pittsburgh official Marty LaMar about COVID-19 funding oversight and technology.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Hatch Act and the Biden Administration

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss a new complaint against White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

Management

GovExec Daily: Managing Performance at the Veterans Benefit Administration

Dr. Paul R. Lawrence joins the podcast to discuss his new book on his time at VA.

Defense

GovExec Daily: The Future of Defense and Modernization

Defense One's Patrick Tucker speaks to Col. Elizabeth Sweet and Dr. Stephen Russell about how the Pentagon sees the future.

Management

GovExec Daily: How Modernization Can be Done Effectively

Nextgov's Brandi Vincent speaks to HHS' Michael Peckham about moving forward to serve the mission.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: How Will Feds Get Exemptions to the Vaccine Mandate?

Attorney Stephanie Rapp-Tully joins the podcast to discuss feds' option as the deadline approaches.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Bureau of Prisons, Staffing and Vaccines

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss her story on how one agency is dealing with vaccine-hesitant employees.

Management

GovExec Daily: Preparing Your Finances For the Next Shutdown

Financial analyst Clark Kendall joins the show to discuss how public servants should get ready for potential furloughs.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Post-COVID Civil Service

Dr. Donald F. Kettl joins the podcast to discuss how federal service can change after the pandemic.

Management

GovExec Daily: Federal Contractors and the Vaccine Mandate

Eric Leonard and Martha Vázquez joins the show to discuss the ways firms will have to adjust.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Shutdown Was Averted… For Now

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the continuing resolution and debt ceiling negotiations.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: What Feds Need to Know About a Potential Shutdown

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss pay and benefits in case a funding lapse occurs.

Defense

GovExec Daily: Innovation, the Commercial Sector and the Pentagon

Defense One's Bradley Peniston discusses Defense modernization with Art Trevethan, Director of Corporate Ventures at the Army Applications Lab.

Management

GovExec Daily: Analyzing Immigration Statistics

Dr. Austin Kocher joins the podcast to discuss trends in immigration enforcement data.

Defense

GovExec Daily: The Overwhelmed Refugee System

Human rights expert Shelley Inglis joins the podcast to discuss the ways Afghans coming to the U.S. are underserved by the system.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The 2021 Government Hall of Famers and Teddy Award Winners

GovExec Media's Tom Shoop joins the podcast to discuss The Government Hall of Fame and The Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards

Management

GovExec Daily: Booster Shots and More Vaccine News

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the latest COVID-19 news that she has been covering.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Shutdown Watch Begins

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the continuing resolution negotiations.

Management

GovExec Daily: How the Federal Government Can Impact Diversity and Equity

Deloitte's Shrupti Shah joins the podcast to discuss DEI initiatives being pursued by the Biden administration.