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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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FTC Cracks Down on Social Media Stars Who Don't Reveal Sponsorships

September 12, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Trade Commission sent warnings on Thursday to nearly two dozen social media stars who have continually violated the agency’s endorsement guidelines by not disclosing when companies pay them to promote their products. The crackdown came the same day the agency settled a lawsuit against two influencers in the...

Guess Which Gender Trusts Artificial Intelligence More?

September 8, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A majority of people are skeptical of the government adopting artificial intelligence tools to manage its citizen services, but more men than women say they are comfortable with the technological shift, according to a new survey. In a report published by Accenture, one-third of men said they trusted AI to...

More than 32,000 Feds Are Responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 7, 2017 As floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey recede and Hurricane Irma barrels toward the Florida coast, agencies across the government have engaged more than 32,000 federal employees in the two-fronted response to the storms. Thousands of federal workers aided in rescue and recovery efforts while Harvey tore across Texas and Louisiana, and...

Homeland Security Puts Up $8.6M For Cutting-Edge Mobile App Security

September 6, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department Science and Technology Directorate awarded $8.6 million in research and development contracts to five companies Wednesday to boost smartphone security across the federal government. The department’s Mobile Application Security R&D project focuses on developing technology to fortify mobile devices and the software that often offers a...

GSA Awards Contract for $700B Federal Charge Card Program

September 5, 2017 The General Services Administration on Tuesday announced that it has awarded two American banks with major contracts to manage the government’s next-generation charge card system. GSA said that Citibank, N.A., and U.S. Bank would handle the implementation of SmartPay 3, the newest iteration of the federal charge card program. The...

Feds Can Dip Into Retirement Accounts for Harvey Recovery

September 5, 2017 Overseers of federal employees’ 401(k)-style retirement savings plan have already started receiving requests from participants hoping to tap their savings to help recover from Hurricane Harvey. On Friday afternoon, the Thrift Savings Plan announced a temporary change in the rules for making “financial hardship” withdrawals, which give employees with certain...

Lawmakers Question How to Best Protect Data Breach Victims

August 31, 2017 After a data breach exposes sensitive information, agencies usually offer victims credit monitoring as a catch-all solution to prevent fraud. But a group of lawmakers isn't convinced that strategy always gets the job done. “We are concerned that the popular response may reflect factors unrelated to the actual protection of...

Lawmakers Question How to Best Protect Data Breach Victims

August 31, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After a data breach exposes sensitive information, agencies usually offer victims credit monitoring as a catch-all solution to prevent fraud. But a group of lawmakers isn't convinced that strategy always gets the job done. “We are concerned that the popular response may reflect factors unrelated to the actual protection of...

After Harvey Took Out Communications, FEMA Set Up Its Own

August 30, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hurricane Harvey knocked chunks of Texas and Louisiana off the grid, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s in-house communication systems have kept federal rescue and recovery efforts up and running. As the storm closed in on the Texas coast Friday, FEMA converted part of its Washington, D.C., headquarters into a...

Hurricane Harvey Leaves 190,000 Without Phone, Internet or TV Service

August 28, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Communications Commission activated emergency measures Friday to help coordinate efforts to get hundreds of communications systems back online in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The storm left almost 190,000 TV, internet and phone customers in Texas and Louisiana without service as of 11 a.m. on Monday, up...