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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.
Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Coronavirus Response from Census, Congress and the Pentagon

Courtney Bublé and Eric Katz join the podcast to examine the latest in the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Management

GovExec Daily: Management Challenges in a Unique Time

National Academy of Public Administration CEO Terry Gerton joins the podcast to explain how federal managers can handle the challenges brought tot the fore by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Oversight of the Stimulus Plan

IBM Center for the Business of Government Senior Fellow John Kamensky joins the podcast to discuss the accountability provisions in the CARES Act

Management

GovExec Daily: How Communities Enforce Stay-at-Home Orders

Route Fifty's Andrea Noble joined the podcast to talk about quarantine scofflaws and the rules states have put in place during the pandemic.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Pivoting to Virtual Work Environments

Jacquelyn Phillips had to change a 90-person meeting from an in-person event to a virtual one. She joins the podcast to explain how she did it and how she continues to lead staff remotely during the pandemic.

Management

GovExec Daily: Medical Supply Shortages and the Pandemic

Route Fifty’s Emma Coleman and GovExec’s Eric Katz join the podcast to discuss the coordination between government and health officials – and where that is failing.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Hazard Pay Lawsuit

Erich Wagner and Tom Shoop join the podcast to discuss what public servants need to know about the hazard pay lawsuit filed by five feds and AFGE.

Management

GovExec Daily: How the Treasury Department Will Distribute Stimulus Money

Courtney Bublé and Katherine McIntire Peters join the podcast to discuss the logistics of getting money to millions of Americans with a staff who is largely working from home.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: How to Maintain Mental Health During the Pandemic

Neuropsychologist Dr. Sanam Hafeez joins the podcast to explain how self-isolation can affect one's emotional state– and how to stave off the problems inherent in isolation.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: How to Stay Connected With Your Team

Michael Lee Stallard and Katharine P. Stallard join the podcast to talk about how to keep your team's spirits up while also staying on the same page.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Coordinating the Coronavirus Response

Route Fifty's Emma Coleman and GovExec's Eric Katz join the podcast to discuss the ways different levels of government are responding to the pandemic.

Management

GovExec Daily: Contractors and the Coronavirus Guidance

Frank Konkel and Courtney Bublé join the podcast to talk about White House directive for firms contracting with the federal government.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: What It Takes to Get Tested for Coronavirus

Kate Queram joins the podcast to tell her story of finally getting tested for COVID-19.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Your COVID-19 Emails, Answered

Katherine McIntire Peters and Tom Shoop join the podcast to react to our readers' stories of their agency issues with coronavirus isolation.

Defense

GovExec Daily: The Air Force Brings 500,000 Coronavirus Test Swabs Back From Italy

Marcus Weisberger joins the podcast to explain a story of a special delivery aboard a C-17 cargo plane

Management

GovExec Daily: How Teleworkers and Agencies Are Affected by Coronavirus

Eric Katz and Heather Kuldell join the podcast to update on the latest efforts to keep the government operating and the public safe.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: How the Pentagon is Responding to Coronavirus

Defense One's Brad Peniston joins the podcast to explain the Defense Department's moves during the early stages of the pandemic.

Management

GovExec Daily: Coronavirus at the Bureau of Prisons

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to explain how the pandemic could quickly spread through a federal prison, infecting inmates and staff alike.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Telework Best Practices From a Manager

As the coronavirus pandemic forces more Americans to work from home, Katherine McIntire Peters talks with the podcast about how she manages a remote staff.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: FLRA Wants to Make it Easier For Feds to Cancel Union Dues

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to talk about the future of unions in the federal government in light of the board's proposed change.