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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.
Management

GovExec Daily: The Pandemic and Native American Communities

Lindsey Schneider and Stephanie Malin join the podcast to discuss their research on the COVID-19 crisis' effects on American Indian communities.

Management

GovExec Daily: The FEC Loses Its Quorum

Courtney Bublé joins the show to examine how the Federal Elections Commission can go forward with only three commissioners.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Conversations When You Get Back to the Office

Life coach and therapist Asha Tarry joins the podcast to discuss how to navigate communication after a return to the workplace.

Tech

GovExec Daily: How Governments Can Use Contact Tracing in the Fight Against the Pandemic

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley joins the podcast to discuss why governments need to use technology to identify, isolate and track localized outbreaks.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Agency Keeping Government Accountable

Government Accountability Office COO Kate Siggerud joins the podcast to explain her agency's role in keeping government honest.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The White House's Federal Hiring Executive Order

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the Trump administration's new reforms.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Change as Leadership Constant

Grant Thornton's Nina Kern joins the podcast to discuss why leadership can adapt to a constantly changing world.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The State of Police Reform

Route Fifty's Emma Coleman joins the podcast to consider police reform options at the federal and state levels.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Updating Recent TSP News

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss how the pandemic is affecting federal retirement.

Management

GovExec Daily: Civilian Federal Buildings Named After Segregationists

Eric Katz joins the show to discuss the potential renaming of facilities such as the Thomas G. Abernathy Federal Building and the Strom Thurmond Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The TARP and Pandemic Response Comparison

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to examine how the CARES Act oversight compares to the 2008 relief package oversight.

Defense

GovExec Daily: Taking Confederate Names Off Military Bases

Defense One's Brad Peniston joins the podcast to explain how the Pentagon could rename military installations.

Management

GovExec Daily: Security and the November Election

Mark Testoni, CEO of SAP National Security Services, joins the podcast to discuss how government can thwart threats to the upcoming election.

Management

GovExec Daily: Homeland Security Operations During the Pandemic

Eric Katz joins the podcast to examine how the agency will operate under this stage of the COVID-19 crisis.

Management

GovExec Daily: Is It Time for a National Registry of Police Misconduct?

Route Fifty's Kate Queram joins the podcast to examine the potential push for a public clearinghouse of law enforcement officer reprimands.

Management

GovExec Daily: Challenging Government Orthodoxies During a Crisis

Deloitte's William D. Eggers spoke to the podcast about a new report on how to change the way government operates by challenging conventional wisdom.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Lessons From the Quarantine Telework Period

Katherine McIntire Peters joins the podcast to explain the lessons managers can take back to the offices after months of remote work during the pandemic.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: An Accountability and Oversight Update

Nextgov’s Frank Konkel and GovExec’s Courtney Bublé cover the latest news on inspectors general and the Trump administration.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Phases of States Reopening

Virginia State Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver joins the program to talk about how Virginia is moving onto phase 2.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Federal Employees, the Hatch Act and Protests

Sarah Martin, who represents employees in discrimination and whistleblower cases, joins the podcast to talk about how feds can stay within the bounds of the law.