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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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Election Security is a Key Part of House Democrats' Reform Bill

January 7, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The sweeping government reform legislation proposed Thursday by House Democrats would provide states with federal funding to improve their election infrastructure and support bug bounty programs to improve election cybersecurity. One of first bills of the 116th Congress, the For the People Act would also charge the Homeland Security Department...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Fight Chinese Tech Theft and Supply Chain Threats

January 4, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers on Friday unveiled bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the government’s response to international technology theft and supply chain risks posed by global powers like China. The yet-unnamed bill, introduced by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would stand up a group within the White House to coordinate...

Technology Modernization Fund Gets Nothing in House-Passed Funding Bill

January 4, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Technology Modernization Fund would receive no additional resources under the appropriations bill approved Thursday by House lawmakers. In the early hours of the 116th Congress, the House passed a sweeping spending package that would reopen every federal agency affected by current government shutdown except the Homeland Security Department. The...

Technology Transformation Services Acting Chief Leaves for Private Sector

January 3, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The acting chief of the General Services Administration’s technology innovation wing plans to leave the agency for a position in the private sector. Kelly Olson, acting director of the agency’s Technology Transformation Services and deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, announced to GSA staff that her last day will...

Senate Confirms OSTP Director, VA CIO on Final Day

January 3, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Senate unanimously approved appointees to two of the Trump administration’s top tech positions on the final full day of the 115th Congress. Lawmakers on Wednesday confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy, which has operated without a chief for nearly two years. They also...

What the Shutdown Means for Shared Services

January 2, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Though four of the government’s five biggest shared services providers are shuttered under the partial shutdown, they continue to run common systems like payroll using fees from customer agencies. But the situation could change depending on how long the shutdown lasts. Organizations across government rely on the General Services Administration,...

Seven Government Tech Bills that Died in Congress

January 2, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the 115th Congress comes to an end, hundreds of bills that lawmakers failed to approve over the last two years will be put to rest. While legislation is frequently reintroduced once the new session kicks off, it’s likely many of these bills will never again see the light of...

The Federal Tech Bills that Moved as Funding Legislation Stalled

December 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you thought Capitol Hill spent the entire week locked in a battle over government funding, you’re right. But spending packages aside, lawmakers managed to move forward on a handful of bills in the final days of the 115th Congress that federal tech leaders need to know about. Here’s what...

Senate Passes Bill to Make Government Data More Accessible

December 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation that would require all public federal data to be published in a machine-readable format and mandate agencies appoint chief data officers to oversee their open data efforts. If signed into law, the measure would support the Trump administration’s push to spur private innovation and economic...

Lawmakers Want IG to Dig into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Crowd

December 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A pair of senators on Monday called on the Veterans Affairs Department inspector general to investigate whether a cabal of private Trump associates held outsized sway over the agency’s operations. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, penned a letter asking the Veterans Affairs inspector general to examine the...