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Jack Corrigan

Staff Correspondent Jack Corrigan covers emerging government technology and IT policy. He joined Nextgov as an editorial fellow in the summer of 2017 and previously wrote for publications around his hometown of Chicago. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
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Bots or Not, FCC Refuses to Delay Net Neutrality Vote

December 4, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Communications Commission will move forward with a controversial vote to deregulate the internet despite lawmakers urging the agency hold off amid claims that millions of public comments regarding the policy change came from online bots, an agency spokesperson confirmed. In a letter sent Monday, Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.,...

The Government’s Struggle to Hire Young Tech Talent is Worse Than You Thought

December 1, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the federal IT workforce, the number of employees age 60 or older is more than quadruple the number of specialists under the age of 30, according to a Nextgov analysis. The government employed roughly 1.8 IT workers age 60 or older for every IT employee under 30 years old...

Here’s What Citizens Taught Feds During Disasters

November 29, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When a disaster strikes, first responders need all the help they can get, and federal officials think citizens can pitch in now more than ever before using social media, drones and other modern technology. After hurricanes devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, federal responders saw firsthand how everyday people used...

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...