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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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USDA Mobile App 'Reaffirms' Trump Ethics Standards

August 24, 2017 The Agriculture Department launched a new mobile app on Wednesday that brings federal employees answers to pressing government ethics questions right at their fingertips. The USDA Ethics App guides employees through ethical dilemmas using a comprehensive library of quick-hit video and text summaries of government ethics and Hatch Act rules....

GSA Official: For Cloud to Mature, Talk More About Opportunity and Less About Security

August 23, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal government won't maximize the potential benefits of cloud computing until it starts talking less about security and more about opportunities the emerging technology could provide, according to one federal official. “The true test of how mature we will be with the cloud is when we stop constantly talking...

Beyond Rain and Snow, Postal Workers Must Also Worry About Their Shoes

August 23, 2017 For years the U.S. Postal Service has put its stamp of approval on defective shoes that can quickly fall apart, putting letter carriers at risk of injury and often forcing them to pay for costly replacements out of their own pockets, union officials say. The issue came to light after...

How to Enjoy the Eclipse Without Frying Your Eyes

August 18, 2017 Getting excited for the total eclipse on Monday? It’s a pretty big deal: The last one to hit the continental United States was in 1979. Watching this spectacle requires some preparation—like spectacles. Looking directly at the sun will literally fry your retinas, so don’t think you can just walk outside...

How to Enjoy the Eclipse Without Burning Your Eyeballs

August 18, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Getting excited for the total eclipse on Monday? It’s a pretty big deal: The last one to hit the continental United States was in 1979. Watching this spectacle requires some preparation—like spectacles. Looking directly at the sun will literally fry your retinas, so don’t think you can just walk outside...

Political Environment a Major Factor in More than 40 Percent of Senior Exec Departures

August 17, 2017 More than 40 percent of Senior Executive Service members who left their posts last year cited the political environment as one of the major reasons for their departure, according to a new report. For the last three years, the Office of Personnel Management has surveyed government employees leaving the SES...

Congress is Looking for a Few Good Techies

August 16, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Do you think Congress needs to be more tech savvy? Then bring your digital knowledge to Washington with a congressional innovation fellowship. The program gives technologists the opportunity to shape federal tech policy through a year-long position in the office of a lawmaker or congressional committee. Applications for the third...

Watchdog: OMB Must Do More to Cut Agency Reporting Requirements

August 15, 2017 The Office of Management and Budget has failed to carry its weight on implementing legislation that aims to save federal employees time and energy by reducing the number of reports agencies submit to Congress, a watchdog found. Federal agencies are asked to submit thousands of congressional information reports each year....

17-Year-Old Hacks US Air Force For The Biggest Bug Bounty

August 11, 2017 Foreign and domestic hackers probed hundreds of security holes in critical Air Force networks for weeks in late spring, and the Pentagon knew all about it. But instead of getting punished, the hackers got paid. The Defense Department’s third and most successful bug bounty program, Hack the Air Force, uncovered...

17-Year-Old Hacks the Air Force for the Biggest Bug Bounty

August 10, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Foreign and domestic hackers probed hundreds of security holes in critical Air Force networks for weeks in late spring, and the Pentagon knew all about it. But instead of getting punished, the hackers got paid. The Defense Department’s third and most successful bug bounty program, Hack the Air Force, uncovered...