Author Archive

Ross Gianfortune

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.
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: How the U.S. Can Further Human Rights Through Procurement

NYU's Isabelle Glimcher joins the podcast to discuss how the federal government can further goals through contracting.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Making the Most of Your Work Life Online

Dr. Pamela Scott-Bracey discusses how to optimize telework for one's work and life.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Trump's and Biden's Leadership in Times of Racial Strife

Katherine McIntire Peters and Tom Shoop join the podcast to discuss the management and leadership aspects of the two major-party candidates in the shadow of the 2020 protests.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Trump and Biden Pandemic Response Plans

Courtney Bublé and Eric Katz join the podcast to discuss how each major-party candidate is planning to address the COVID-19 crisis.

Pay & Benefits

GovExec Daily: The Future of Pay and Benefits Under Trump or Biden

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss how the two major-party candidates would approach the federal workforce if elected.

Defense

GovExec Daily: The Trump and Biden Diplomacy and National Security Plans

Defense One's Kevin Baron joins the podcast to discuss how defense and foreign policy will factor into the 2020 election.

Management

GovExec Daily: Bending or Rebuilding the Bureaucracy in the 2020 Election

Courtney Bublé, Eric Katz and Erich Wagner join the podcast to discuss their election stories on Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Pay & Benefits

GovExec Daily: What are the Best Dates for Feds to Retire?

Tammy Flanagan joins the podcast to discuss her annual column on the best times for public servants to retire.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Career Feds and Political Interference

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the investigations into interference into agency work.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Communications and the Pandemic

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the $250M messaging contract at HHS that Democrats want to investigate.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Connection Between Employee Satisfaction and Engagement

Nextgov's Frank Konkel joins the podcast to discuss a new report on how the government employee – and customer service – experience can be improved.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Federal Police Militarization and Presence at Protests

Dr. Angelica Durán-Martínez joins the podcast to discuss federal agency police at demonstrations in Portland through the lens of her research.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Challenge of Balancing Evidence and Bold Action

MDRC's Dan Bloom joins the podcast to discuss how government can combine data-building and taking action.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Latest Deregulation Memo

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the August OMB memo on agencies soften rules for pursuing regulatory violators.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Safety as Organizations Bring Staff Back to the Office

Labor employment attorney John Ho joins the podcast to discuss how companies can bring employees back to the workplace in the age of the pandemic.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Roadkill Decreases During Shutdowns

Route Fifty's Kate Queram joins the podcast to discuss animal-vehicle collisions in the pandemic period.

Pay & Benefits

GovExec Daily: How the Payroll Tax Change Affects Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the ramifications of the executive order.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The ODNI Briefings and Congressional Oversight

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss John Ratcliffe's letter informing Congress that ODNI will no longer provide the in-person briefings on election security.

Tech

GovExec Daily: How Do You Avoid Collisions in Space?

Former Administrator of NASA Sean O'Keefe joins the podcast to discuss traffic management in low Earth orbit.

Tech

GovExec Daily: Updating Legacy IT Systems at Agencies

Nextgov's Mila Jasper and Heather Kuldell join the podcast to discuss the progress of IT system upgrades.