Author Archive

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.
Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Federal Government Role in Student Loan Servicing… And How It Can Be Fixed

The Student Borrower Protection Center's Ben Kaufman joins the podcast to discuss how the Department of Education is involved in education debt.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Congress is Finally Addressing Burn Pits

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act.

Tech

GovExec Daily: The People Behind the CPSC Memes

Courtney Bublé interviews the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Joseph Galbo about the agency's Twitter presence.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Will This Court Decision Gut the Regulatory State?

Conor Dirks joins the podcast to discuss the Fifth Circuit's recent decision concerning the Securities and Exchange Commission's ability to adjudicate securities fraud.

Workforce

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Works… Sometimes

Readers share their experiences with the Education Department program that was recently overhauled. Challenges still remain, though the October changes did help many.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Your Stories of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Public servants talk to the podcast about how they have experienced the good and the bad of the Department of Education forgiveness program.

Management

GovExec Daily: Fixing Culture Clashes in the Office

Dr. Lee Frederiksen joins the podcast to discuss a new report about workplace culture.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Value Shift in the Workplace

Author Dr. Jessica Grossmeier joins the podcast to discuss how Americans are reevaluating their relationships with their jobs.

Management

GovExec Daily: Can Banks Be a Force for Good?

Financial analyst and author Chris Skinner joins the podcast to discuss his new book.

Management

GovExec Daily: A Conversation With Public Health AmeriCorps' New Director

Courtney Bublé interviews AJ Pearlman about her new role and the partnership between CDC and Americorps.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Lawyer, the Whistleblowers and $550M in Social Security Fraud

Damian Paletta, Brian Lazarte and James Lee Hernandez from "The Big Conn" join the podcast to discuss the story of the slow pace of government investigations, the people affected and the man at the center of a huge fraud case at SSA.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: What the TSP Changes Mean For Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the ways the retirement savings plan is shifting, on the board and with its service provider.

Tech

GovExec Daily: Using AI to Predict Weather

SAIC's Jay Meil and Andy Henson join the podcast to discuss how artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly part of the forecasting toolbox.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: How to Negotiate Your Salary… And Everything Else

Author Jotham S. Stein joins the podcast to discuss how to gain leverage in work negotiations.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Security Clearance Process and Diversity

Lindy Kyzer joins the podcast to discuss how to get the best and most diverse talent into the intelligence community.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Is This The Moment For an Equity Push in Government?

McKinsey's JP Julien joins the show to discuss the administration's DEIA goals.

Management

GovExec Daily: A Battle in the 'War Over the Administrative State'

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the Fifth Circuit's decision.

Management

GovExec Daily: Building a Cohesive Team Under Duress

Col. John Spencer joins the podcast to discuss group dynamics and how managers can lead.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Federal Law Enforcement's Role and the Biden Executive Order

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association President Larry Cosme joins the podcast to discuss the White House moves and the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.