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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: How to Make The Customer Service Order Work

Stan Soloway joins the podcast to discuss the administration's priorities.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The New COVID-19 Guidance for Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the testing system for feds who interact with the public.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Using Postcards to Make People Interact with Government More Easily

Dr. Katerina Linos joins the podcast to discuss how to make customer service more effective in government… in a very low-tech way.

Management

GovExec Daily: Documenting the Jan. 6 Violence

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss how the Smithsonian is preserving the legacy of the 2021 Capitol riot.

Management

GovExec Daily: Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Ever End?

McKinsey & Company’s Dr. Matt Craven joins the podcast to discuss the present and future of the public health crisis.

Tech

GovExec Daily: Agile and DevSecOpps at the Pentagon

Brandi Vincent talks to Dr. George Duchak and Maj. Christopher Olsen about modernization at the Defense Department.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Feds Fighting the COVID-19 Surge

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the Biden administration's latest moves to contain the pandemic.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Customer Experience Under the Biden Administration

John Kamensky joins the podcast to discuss the Executive Order and Presidential Management Agenda Vision.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: A 2021 Year in Review

Tom Shoop joins the podcast to discuss the biggest stories of the year that was.

Management

GovExec Daily: Mandates and Next Federal COVID-19 Steps

Courtney Bublé joins the show to discuss the Biden administration's fight against the Omicron variant.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Ahuja on Pay, COVID-19 and Hiring

The OPM chief joins the podcast again to discuss how to make the civil service younger, pay scales and how the COVID-19 rules are affecting federal employees.

Management

GovExec Daily: OPM Director Kiran Ahuja on the Biden Management Agenda

The Office of Personnel Management chief joins the podcast to discuss her agency's role in executing the PMA.

Management

GovExec Daily: Biden's Broken Promises to Tribal Nations

Kevin Allis joins the podcast to discuss how the administration has gone back on assurances around Native consultation and sovereignty.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: How the Administration Got Most Feds Vaccinated

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss his story on the ways the White House got a better than 90% compliance rate with its vaccine mandate.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: How to Manage Working Parents During the Pandemic

Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek joins the podcast to discuss how managers can help their employees' work-life balance.

Management

GovExec Daily: The State of the Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the state of play and the injunction.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Federal Workplace of the Future

Eric Katz speaks to NASA's John Dankanich and HHS' Michael Peckham about how the pandemic has changed the way feds work.

Management

GovExec Daily: Collaboration and Implementation for Levels of Government

G. Edward DeSeve joins the podcast to discuss intergovernmental work in the service of execution.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: When Will Unvaccinated Feds Face Discipline?

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the Biden administration moving the deadline.

Management

GovExec Daily: The 'Big Deal' Biden Presidential Management Agenda

Dr. Donald F. Kettl joins the podcast to discuss the administration's new approach to the PMA process.