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.
Workforce

GovExec Daily: Why D.C.-Area Workers With Security Clearances Are Doing Well

Clearancejobs.com's Evan Lesser joins the program to talk about his site's survey of cleared job seekers and employees.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Which Feds Will Be Coming Back to Offices Soon?

Eric Katz joins the show to discuss the ways different offices will reopen across the federal government.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Pandemic Divide Between Public and Private Sector Workers

Brian Michael, VP & GM Public Sector at Medallia and Sheri Petras, CEO at CFI Group, join the podcast to look at a survey on the ways employees are handling the COVID-19 .

Tech

GovExec Daily: Fighting Bad Information About the Pandemic

The University of Arizona's Diana Daly joins the podcast to talk about how governments and organizations can counter conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 crisis.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Inspectors General, Conflict of Interests and the Administration

CREW's Donald K. Sherman joins the podcast to discussion the current state of oversight and conflicts of interest.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: When Will Feds Be Sent Back to Offices?

GovExec's Eric Katz updates the podcast on when civil servants may be able to get back to some semblance of normalcy.

Management

GovExec Daily: How Feds See the Coronavirus Response

Government Business Council's Daniel Thomas joins the podcast to discuss the results of the audience surveys of Defense One and Government Executive readers.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Inspectors General and Oversight In the Trump Administration

Katherine McIntire Peters and Courtney Bublé join the podcast to discuss the president's letter stating that he will remove State Department Inspector General Steve Linick from his job.

Pay & Benefits

GovExec Daily: Recruiting and Retaining During a Pandemic

MSSmedia's Barbara Gretsch discusses how organizations like the New York National Guard can recruit during the coronavirus crisis.

Management

GovExec Daily: Postal Leadership and Financial Issues

Michael Plunkett joins the podcast to examine the financial troubles and management changes at USPS.

Management

GovExec Daily: Racial Disparities in Coronavirus Treatment

Dr. Tina Sacks joins the show to discuss how the federal government can bridge the gaps in health care and outcomes for racial minorities during and after the pandemic.

Defense

GovExec Daily: Defense Firms Are Hiring During the Pandemic

Defense One's Marcus Weisgerber joins the podcast to discuss way firms like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are trying to staff up during the COVID-19 crisis.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: What Can Feds Do if They Feel They Are Called Back Too Soon?

Joanna Friedman, a lawyer who specializes in federal employment law, joins the podcast to discuss how public servants can adjust as federal offices follow "opening up" measures.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Pandemic IG's Nomination is a 'Rorschach Test'

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the reaction to the initial confirmation hearings for Brian Miller, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Teleworking Securely During the Pandemic

Heather Kuldell and Brandi Vincent join the podcast to discuss how public servants can safely work from home during the COVID-19 crisis.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: What Whistleblowers are Facing During Coronavirus

The Project on Government Oversight's Nick Schwellenbach joins the podcast to discuss the challenges whistleblowers see during the pandemic and beyond.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The State of the Postal Service

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the future and funding of USPS in the time of the pandemic.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Political Influence on Government Science

The Brennan Center’s Dan Weiner joins the podcast to explain how science is – or isn't – valued in the Trump administration.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Getting Stimulus Checks to Citizens

Duke University's Dr. Lisa Gennetian joins the show to discuss ways the Treasury Department could distribute stimulus money more creatively and efficiently to more Americans.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: How Officials Can Fight Disinformation About COVID-19

Emma Coleman joins the podcast to discuss the ways governments can refute conspiracy theories that come up during crises like the pandemic.