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Jack Corrigan

Jack Corrigan is an editorial fellow at Government Executive and Nextgov. He recently graduated from Northwestern University, where he studied journalism and economics. He’s previously written for a number of publications around his hometown of Chicago.
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Senators Target Russian Election Meddling with Political Ad Bill

October 19, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday that would force social media and other web platforms to disclose who paid for political ads posted on their sites. The Honest Ads Act comes after a congressional investigation revealed that Russian groups purchased more than 3,000...

This Tool Saves HUD Employees Weeks of Work

October 18, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A mapping tool created by the Housing and Urban Development Department has saved employees weeks of tedious reporting work over the past year and could serve as a template for future government data portals. The Community Assessment Reporting Tool uses geospatial technology to detail how and where HUD is spending...

Women Still Underrepresented in the Highest-Paid Federal Jobs

October 17, 2017 A significant number of women have climbed the career ladder to better paying federal jobs over the last decade, but men still occupy a disproportionate number of the most lucrative executive branch positions, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management. As of March 2017, men made up 53.7...

Survey: 42% of Feds Say Increasing Workloads Merit More Automation

October 16, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With workloads increasing and workforces downsizing across government, more than 40 percent of federal technology officials believe they need to automate more processes within the next year to keep pace with agency demands, a recent survey found. Almost four in five respondents said they need increased automation in the next...

Zinke Cracks Down on Sexual Harassment in National Park Service

October 13, 2017 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rolled out a plan on Friday for cracking down on sexual harassment and gender discrimination within the National Park Service, after a survey commissioned by the agency found that nearly 39 percent of NPS employees said they have been harassed in the past year. The initiative...

Census Needs $4.5B More for 2020 Count, Commerce Secretary Says

October 12, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asked Congress for $4.3 billion in additional funds for the 2020 Census after a federal watchdog highlighted a number of shortcomings in the Census Bureau’s preparation for the decennial count of U.S. residents. “We found the prior administration provided Congress and the public with an overly...

Lawmakers Want Answers on 'Unacceptable' Security Clearance Backlog

October 12, 2017 Lawmakers pitted agency officials against each other on Wednesday in an effective debate to see which government organization is better equipped to oversee the security clearance process for federal employees. The responsibility for conducting investigations currently falls on the newly formed National Background Investigations Bureau, a subagency within the Office...

Lawmakers Want Answers on 'Unacceptable' Security Clearance Backlog

October 12, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers pitted agency officials against each other on Wednesday in an effective debate to see which government organization is better equipped to oversee the security clearance process for federal employees. The responsibility for conducting investigations currently falls on the newly formed National Background Investigations Bureau, a subagency within the Office...

Bill Targeting Security Clearance Backlog Advances in Senate

October 6, 2017 Lawmakers want to make the security clearance process more transparent and streamlined in an effort to shrink a backlog of more than 700,000 federal employees, applicants and contractors awaiting background checks for government jobs. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would require the...

Bill Targeting Security Clearance Backlog Advances in Senate

October 6, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers want to make the security clearance process more transparent and streamlined in an effort to shrink a backlog of more than 700,000 federal employees, applicants and contractors awaiting background checks for government jobs. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would require the...