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Ross Gianfortune

Engagement Editor

Ross Gianfortune
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.
CIO Briefing

Vets, Service Members Say They Worry Less Than Civilians

"The military experience is defined by resilience," Gallup consultant says.

Cybersecurity

Snowden: I Was Trained as a Spy

NSA leaker tells NBC he is 'a technical expert' and that he 'worked undercover overseas.'

Cybersecurity Report

One Chart Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust the Feds With Your Data

The number of reported information security incidents involving personally identifiable information has more than doubled in recent years.

Cybersecurity

Aliya Sternstein Answers Your Cybersecurity Questions on Twitter

Weber Shandwick hosted our cyber reporter for an online chat Friday.

Ideas

Not a Belieber: Senator Offers to Sign Digital Petition to Deport Pop Star

Warner tells Virginia radio show that he'll join the We the People effort once he finds it online.

Ideas

Never Say Never: Bieber Deportation Lands on Obama's Desk

We The People petition gets enough signatures to require a White House response.

Ideas

Storify: Nextgov's 2014 State of the Union Tweets

Relive the real-time updates of Obama's speech.

CIO Briefing

Video: The Daily Show’s Rules For Politicians on Twitter

With Hillary Clinton joining the social network, John Oliver and Jessica Williams have advice.

CIO Briefing

Video: Jon Stewart's 'Progress Report' on VA Claims Backlog

The Daily Show takes on the federal bureaucracy again.

Ideas

Storify: Nextgov's #SOTU Livetweets

Relive the real-time updates of Obama's speech.

Ideas

Video: The Daily Show takes on China and Iran

The late-night show spends an entire segment on tech stories Monday.

Ideas

James Bond, cyber warrior, takes on some familiar foes

While it seems out there, the plot of the new Bond film features real world threats.

Emerging Tech

Photo Gallery: Curiosity approaches Mars

Rover will inspect Mars' environment for minerals, gases and water.

Ideas

Of Course Verizon Wants Net Neutrality to Go Away

Shockingly, a large broadband provider doesn't want any and all content on its network.

Ideas

State Department: Human Rights Exist in Digital Realm

State and the U.S. Mission to Geneva combine for the Internet Freedom Fellows program.