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Jack Corrigan

Staff Correspondent Jack Corrigan covers emerging government technology and IT policy. He joined Nextgov as an editorial fellow in the summer of 2017 and previously wrote for publications around his hometown of Chicago. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
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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...

Can the Government’s Buying Power Create a More Secure Internet of Things?

October 4, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers believe by adopting cybersecurity standards for the internet-connected devices it purchases, the federal government can drive the tech industry into building safer and better-protected products for the internet of things. “The internet of things presents an opportunity to improve and enhance nearly every aspect of our society, economy and...

Senate Panel Approves 60% Increase in Buyout Payments for Feds

October 4, 2017 The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a bill on Wednesday that would raise the maximum buyout payment for federal employees from $25,000 to $40,000. The legislation comes as agencies look for ways to downsize their workforces in response to directives from the Trump administration. Congress set the...

Senate Panel Passes FITARA Extension in Block of IT Bills

October 4, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would extend the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and eliminate the sunset periods for a handful of key consolidation requirements. The committee forwarded the FITARA Enhancement Act to the Senate along with a handful of other bills...

Former Lawmaker Says Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Too Narrow, Could 'Sow Chaos'

October 3, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One former lawmaker worries that a bill intended to curb online sex trafficking is too narrowly focused and could “sow chaos” by eliminating a consistent standard for prosecuting crimes committed on the internet. “We need to have a solution to this problem that is consistent across more than 4,000 federal...

Senate Gives Ajit Pai Another Term at FCC

October 3, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On Monday evening, the Senate voted 52-41 to reconfirm Ajit Pai for a four-year term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, despite pushback from Democrats who took issue with his controversial position on net neutrality. Pai served as FCC commissioner before President Donald Trump tapped him to chair the...