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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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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...

State Department CIO to Retire

November 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The chief information officer of the State Department is retiring after a little more than a year on the job, an agency spokesperson confirmed. Frontis Wiggins, who took over as CIO in July 2016, will step down after a 32-year career in the federal government, FCW reported. His resignation will...

Senator Calls On Agencies to Streamline Programs for Entrepreneurs

November 20, 2017 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...

Industry Teams Up To Teach Agencies AI

November 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the way the private sector does business, and two companies want to help government use it to solve some of its biggest issues. Booz Allen Hamilton is partnering with NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute to create a hands-on training program for federal employees looking to develop skills...

Acting CIOs Still in Place at One-Third of CFO Agencies

November 15, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Though the Trump administration is making progress filling federal chief information officer positions with permanent officials, about one-third of major agencies still have acting officials in place. Federal CIOs change after any administration change, but this year has been a particularly dizzying mix of the departures of politically appointed CIOs,...

Only 23% of the World Has a Free and Open Internet

November 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Though more people around the world are going online than ever before, almost two-thirds of them live in areas where the government has taken steps to limit freedom on the internet, a study found. Less than a quarter of worldwide internet users have access to a “free” internet, while 64...

Vet Returns To Boot Camp ... For Coding

November 10, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As an officer in the Coast Guard, Evan Rice traversed the globe from the North Pole to Antarctica, but after nine years of service he returned to boot camp to take on a new mission: learning how to code. Rice became one of the first veterans to use GI Bill...

Shulkin Stresses Accountability of VA Employees While Defending His Own

November 9, 2017 Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Thursday highlighted the success of a recently enacted law in increasing accountability and integrity among VA employees while at the same time defending himself against allegations of inappropriately spending taxpayer money. At an event hosted by The Washington Post, Shulkin praised the VA Accountability...

Senate Passes Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill with Newfound Tech Industry Support

November 8, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After months of heated debate that pitted human rights groups against free speech advocates and the tech industry, the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that would arm prosecutors with more legal tools to fight online sex trafficking. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act moves on for...

Farmers to Congress: We Need Broadband, Too

November 7, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rural companies that rely heavily on internet-connected devices need access to high-speed broadband to improve productivity and grow the economy, industry leaders said. Executives from the agriculture and energy sectors told a Senate panel that without a fast and reliable internet connection, businesses in their industries find themselves at a...