Government Executive is an American media publication based in Washington, D.C., that covers daily government business for civilians, federal bureaucrats, and military officials. Government Executive is part of Government Executive Media Group, which is owned by Growth Catalyst Partners.
|Deputy Editor||Katherine McIntire Peters|
|Company||Government Executive Media Group|
|Based in||Washington, D.C.|
Government Executive's first issue, published in March 1969, featured a formal portrait of Richard Nixon and the headline: "What Government Can Expect from President Nixon". In 1987, the magazine was acquired by the National Journal Group, which was itself acquired 10 years later by businessman David Bradley. In 1999, Bradley bought The Atlantic Monthly magazine and renamed his company Atlantic Media.
In 2007, Government Executive's information technology reporting was spun off into a new publication: NextGov, which covers technology and the future of government. In 2013, the company founded Defense One, which covers emerging national security issues. In 2015, it founded Route Fifty, which covers ideas in state and local government. The four publications, plus an associated events division and the Studio 2G content marketing division, became known as Government Executive Media Group.
In December 2020, Government Executive Media Group acquired The Atlas for Cities, which TechCrunch described as a "market intelligence platform connecting tech companies with state and local governments."
In January 2021, the company acquired City & State, a local news organization based in New York and Pennsylvania.
As of 2021, Government Executive Media Group is led by Constance Sayers, its president and publisher, and Tim Hartman, its chief executive officer. Its publications are led by Tom Shoop, the organization's vice president and editor-in-chief, and Katherine McIntire Peters, the deputy editor.
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