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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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Smart Cars Collect a Lot of Data. FTC Wants to Know How It's Used.

January 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As cars become more connected to the internet and collect more data on their drivers, consumer advocates are working to protect data privacy and cybersecurity on the road. The Federal Trade Commission published a report Wednesday offering insight on what data cars may collect on their passengers and how that...

Controversial Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Could Get Vote This Month

January 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A controversial anti-sex trafficking bill that’s pitted the tech industry against human rights advocates for months may finally get a Senate vote in the coming weeks. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told Nextgov he hopes to have his Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act go to the floor by the end of...

Agencies Spent Billions on IT Without CIOs’ Approval in 2016

January 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Chief information officers can’t build a robust IT infrastructure if they don’t know what projects are in the works, but top technology officials at many agencies are often kept in the dark on how IT dollars get spent, according to a congressional watchdog. Congress passed the Federal Information Technology Acquisition...

If Another Equifax Breach Happens, Lawmakers Want to See Billions in Fines

January 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers want credit reporting agencies to pay potentially billions in fines if their data gets stolen and for victims of the breach get a big chunk of the money. Introduced on Wednesday by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Mark Warner, D-Va., the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would raise...

Industry Talks, Government Listens on Pentagon's E-Commerce Platform

January 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Industry leaders warn over-regulating the Defense Department’s ecommerce platform could keep much of the $53 billion the Pentagon spends annually on commercial products in the hands of a small group of massive corporations. But the General Services Administration should also provide enough oversight to ensure the portal serves the government’s...

Report: Invest in AI, but ‘It's Not Magic’

January 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Artificial intelligence may revolutionize numerous government processes from awarding contracts to fighting crime, but when launching AI projects, agencies should favor realistic targets over moonshot goals, according to a report. Released Monday by the Partnership for Public Service and IBM, the report offers guidance on expanding federal uses of AI...

Border Agents Are Searching Through More Travelers' Devices Than Ever

January 9, 2018 Customs and Border Protection released fresh guidelines on Friday detailing how and when border officials can examine information on electronic devices of travelers entering and leaving the country. The new directive keeps intact most of the broad authorities given to federal officials at the border while putting some limits on...

Border Agents Are Searching Through More Travelers' Devices Than Ever

January 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Customs and Border Protection released fresh guidelines on Friday detailing how and when border officials can examine information on electronic devices of travelers entering and leaving the country. The new directive keeps intact most of the broad authorities given to federal officials at the border while putting some limits on...

IG Calls Out Homeland Security for ‘Questionable’ Spending Data

January 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Homeland Security Department officials are pushing back against a report that highlighted the agency’s failure to meet federal requirements for open data, claiming the investigators’ analysis was too restrictive. The Homeland Security Inspector General reported that nearly 64 percent of the transactions DHS published under new federal open data legislation...

Report: Post Offices Should Automate Pen-and-Paper Safety Checks

January 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow U.S. Postal Service workers still inspect potential safety hazards and manage equipment using printed checklists, but trading in the pen and paper for a mobile device would make the process more efficient and accurate, researchers found. In recent years, the Capital Metro Postal Service has increased the number of safety...