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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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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...

How the Battle for Net Neutrality Will Continue in 2018

January 4, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal regulators may have opted to toss net neutrality rules last month, but opponents of the repeal are looking to extend the fight for a free and open internet well into the new year. On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission passed the Restoring Internet Freedom order in a 3-to-2...

A Customs Computer Outage Strands Thousands in Airports, Again

January 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Thousands of international travelers spent New Year’s Day stranded in airports after a system outage shut down Customs and Border Protection stations across the country for two hours. The outage, which lasted from roughly 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST, mirrored a disruption that took place almost exactly a year...

House Passes Trio of Bills to Bolster STEM Workforce

December 29, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow House lawmakers wrapped up the year by passing three bills aimed at strengthening government programs for people hoping to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. As both the government and the private sector struggle to fill STEM positions with top talent, the bipartisan legislation would support education and...

FTC 'Do Not Call' Numbers Get 375,000 Robocalls Every Month

December 22, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Trade Commission receives more than 375,000 complaints about robocalls every month from people on a national registry of phone numbers that are off-limits for sales calls, according to a report. The National Do Not Call Registry was created to give consumers the choice to opt out of receiving...

Will Corporate America Start Using Russian Troll Tactics?

December 21, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As investigators paint a clearer picture of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, one lawmaker worries the strategies used to spread misinformation online will only become more prevalent in the years ahead. “Conflict in the 21st century will be less about tanks, guns and rockets and much more about...

NORAD is Tracking Santa in More Ways than Ever Before

December 21, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Kids around the world can once again follow Santa’s whereabouts this Christmas Eve with the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa Tracker, but some new tech is giving kids more ways than ever to keep up with Saint Nick. This year, NORAD will use new dual-modem routers to let children...

Lawmaker Tasks DHS With Finding a ‘Balance’ on Encryption

December 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One lawmaker wants the Homeland Security Department to take up the torch in the government’s efforts to find solutions to the longstanding debate over encryption on personal devices. In October, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, asked then-acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke to convene a group of experts...

How Puerto Rico Is Rebuilding Its Network 3 Months After Maria

December 19, 2017 It took less than 24 hours for Hurricane Maria to take Puerto Rico off the grid. The first Category 4 storm to hit the island since 1932, Maria knocked out power, shut down ports and left the entire territory completely in the dark. Once the storm passed, the government had...