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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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Experts Warn Congress Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Could Backfire

September 19, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Internet law experts, human rights advocates and lawmakers warned Congress that a controversial anti-sex trafficking bill may allow human traffickers to increase their online presence, not eliminate it. The current version of Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act may reduce web services’ incentive to moderate content on their sites, experts told...

National Guard’s Smart Radios Create Networks in Disaster Zones

September 18, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army National Guard’s Civil Support Teams recently joined a long list of military and law enforcement groups in adopting MANET technology, a smart radio system that creates an IP network to relay audio, video and location data. In July, the Army awarded an $8.9 million contract to Persistent Systems,...

Divisive Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Gets Senate Hearing

September 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers announced a hearing on a controversial anti-sex trafficking bill that’s pitted internet freedom advocates against human rights groups, opting out of a potential plan to rush the bill through as an amendment to must-pass budget legislation. Supporters praise the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act as a much-needed weapon in...

VA, TSA Are on a Mission to Make Government More Human

September 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Most people see interacting with the government as a tedious and impersonal task, but two agencies with spotty public image records want to improve customer experience by making the government work with citizens on a more human level. The Transportation Security Administration and Veterans Affairs Department have both taken steps...

Veterans in Government Made $11,000 Less Than Non-Vets in 2016

September 13, 2017 The federal government employed almost 12,000 more veterans in fiscal 2016 than it did in 2015, but vets still earned significantly less than government employees who hadn’t served in the military, according to new data from the Office of Personnel Management. As of Sept. 30, 2016, veterans represented roughly 31.1...

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...