|Company||National Journal Group|
|Based in||Washington, D.C.|
Government Executive is an American trade magazine, founded in 1969. It was purchased in 1987 by National Journal, which itself was purchased in 1997 by the Atlantic Media Company, owned by David Bradley. The magazine is distributed free to senior executives in federal, state and local governments. In 2009, the independent research firm Market Connections, Inc. cited the magazine as the number one publication read by federal managers.
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- Government Executive Media Group (August 25, 2009). "Government Executive Magazine Cited as Top Performer in Business-to-Business Ad Page Growth in 2009". Boston.com.
- "Government Executive Staff". GovExec. November 4, 2011.
- "Government Executive Wins Four FOLIO Awards for Editorial and Design Excellence". PRNewswire. December 10, 2009.