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Jack Corrigan

Fellow 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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FTC Ready to Police Internet If FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

November 29, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The head of the Federal Trade Commission hailed her agency’s ability to protect online competition ahead of a likely regulatory rollback that would make the agency responsible for maintaining a free and open internet. Last week, Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai introduced a plan to reclassify broadband companies as non-common...

The Customs System That Clogged Airports In January Isn’t Fixed, IG Says

November 28, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Unless Customs and Border Protection updates its system for screening people entering and leaving the country, it risks repeating an IT outage that left tens of thousands of passengers stranded in airports nationwide earlier in the year, according to an agency watchdog. The Homeland Security Department Inspector General began auditing...

Delayed Security Clearance Reforms Could Increase Costs for Agencies

November 22, 2017 Intelligence officials are still far behind in perfecting a system to continuously evaluate security clearance holders by scanning public records rather than relying on rigorous re-clearance investigations every five or 10 years, a congressional watchdog found. In October 2016, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence launched an initiative...

Delayed Security Clearance Reforms Could Increase Costs for Agencies

November 22, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Intelligence officials are still far behind in perfecting a system to continuously evaluate security clearance holders by scanning public records rather than relying on rigorous re-clearance investigations every five or 10 years, a congressional watchdog found. In October 2016, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence launched an initiative...

FCC Chairman: Government Will Stop 'Micromanaging the Internet'

November 21, 2017 Federal Communications Commission leaders announced Tuesday their plan to roll back regulations that prevent internet services from speeding up, slowing down or blocking access to certain websites. The proposal, submitted by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, would dismantle the regulatory framework put in place under the Obama administration to protect net...

FCC Chairman: Government Will Stop ‘Micromanaging the Internet’

November 21, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal Communications Commission leaders announced Tuesday their plan to roll back regulations that prevent internet services from speeding up, slowing down or blocking access to certain websites. The proposal, submitted by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, would dismantle the regulatory framework put in place under the Obama administration to protect net...

Senator Calls On Agencies to Streamline Programs for Entrepreneurs

November 21, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One lawmaker wants agencies to reexamine their efforts to support entrepreneurs after a watchdog group determined more could be done to streamline many often inefficient and redundant programs to assist small businesses. On Friday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sent letters to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Small Business Administration leader...

State Department CIO to Retire

November 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The chief information officer of the State Department is retiring after a little more than a year on the job, an agency spokesperson confirmed. Frontis Wiggins, who took over as CIO in July 2016, will step down after a 32-year career in the federal government, FCW reported. His resignation will...

Senator Calls On Agencies to Streamline Programs for Entrepreneurs

November 20, 2017 One lawmaker wants agencies to reexamine their efforts to support entrepreneurs after a watchdog group determined more could be done to streamline many often inefficient and redundant programs to assist small businesses. On Friday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sent letters to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Small Business Administration leader...

Industry Teams Up To Teach Agencies AI

November 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the way the private sector does business, and two companies want to help government use it to solve some of its biggest issues. Booz Allen Hamilton is partnering with NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute to create a hands-on training program for federal employees looking to develop skills...