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Ross Gianfortune

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Ross Gianfortune
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.

Preparing for the midterm elections, at the EAC

Courtney Bublé speaks to Thomas Hicks, Election Assistance Commission chair, about the upcoming November elections on the podcast.

Retirement

How confident are women in their retirement plans?

The Employee Benefit Research Institute's Craig Copeland joins our partner podcast to discuss his organization's recent study.

Employee Policy

Protecting the professional civil service

The Professional Managers Association's Chad Hooper joins our partner podcast to discuss the Preventing a Patronage System Act.

Employee Policy

Why aren't public servants taking vacations?

Our partner site's Frank Konkel does a podcast discussion on burnout and workforce issues.

Employee Policy

Federal government's office space plans, explained

Courtney Bublé joins our partner podcast to discuss a new GAO report on the impact of the pandemic and increased telework on federal agencies' future real estate plans.

Employee Policy

How to handle—or mishandle—classified documents

Lindy Kyzer joins our partner podcast to discuss what happens to a clearance holder if they find themselves in a pickle similar to the one former President Donald Trump finds himself in.

The state of the economy and inflation

The University of New Haven's Leah Hartman joins our partner podcast to discuss inflation and the state of the American economy.

Employee Policy

Getting things done in a bureaucracy

Former federal officials Marina Nitze and Nick Sinai join a partner podcast to discuss their new book.

Tackling the climate crisis on Capitol Hill

The senior counsel with the Select Committee on Climate Crisis, Samantha Medlock, speaks to our partner site's podcast about legislation and the environment.

The Biden student debt forgiveness plan

The Student Borrower Protection Center's Ben Kaufman joins our partner site's podcast—and discusses how the Department of Education will administer the new White House debt relief program.

Employee Policy

The contractor vaccine mandate confusion

Courtney Bublé joins our partner site podcast, and discusses the key court decision and how it will affect contractors.

Employee Policy

Can the CDC effectively restructure?

Dr. Julie Swann joins our partner site podcast to discuss the health agency's potential reorganization.

Employee Policy

Don't ignore government performance metrics

Former Obama administration associate director at OMB Shelley Metzenbaum joins our partner podcast—and discusses why more people should pay attention to performance reports.

Employee Policy

How managers can avoid self-sabotage

McKinsey's J.R. Maxwell and Sarah Kleinman join our partner site's podcast to discuss their new report.

The DHS Inspector General's office is under scrutiny

Courtney Bublé joins our partner GovExec podcast to discuss the scandals surrounding DHS IG Joseph Cuffari.

Employee Policy

Congress and investment in defense firms

The Project on Government Oversight's Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette and Nathan Siegel join partner site GovExec's podcast to discuss ethics, Congress and the Pentagon budget.

Pay

IRS hiring in the big climate bill

The Inflation Reduction Act is the topic on our partner site's podcast, with Eric Katz.

Employee Policy

Podcast: Telling the story of the fall of Kabul

Producer Bradley Hope joins our partner GovExec's podcast to discuss a new podcast about the evacuation and Taliban takeover in 2021.

Financial Planning

Financial tips from a TSP millionaire

Financial professional and longtime fed Abraham Grungold joins our partner GovExec's podcast to discuss the Thrift Savings Plan

Employee Policy

Criminal referrals at the border and immigration policy

Syracuse University's Austin Kocher joins partner site GovExec's podcast to share his latest immigration research.