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Jack Corrigan
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.
IT Modernization

Why Veterans Affairs Isn’t Waiting for a ‘Perfect’ Health Records Solution

The department’s aiming for as seamless a solution for medical records as technologically possible, VA Secretary David Shulkin said.

Policy

House Panel Passes Revamped Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill

Lawmakers revised the controversial bill to criminalize online prostitution and added some other protections for tech companies.

Data

HHS Turns to Citizen Coders to Curtail Opioid Epidemic

More than 300 coders and health advocates showed up for the agency’s first code-a-thon.

IT Modernization

VA Wasted $1.1 Billion on Failed IT Projects in Six Years

The department gave the bulk of the billion to 15 contractors—one of which is getting a sole-source $10 billion contract to try again.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers to VA: “We’ve Got Your Back” on $10B IT Contract

Congress expressed its support for VA's electronic health records contract with Cerner, but promised to keep a close watch on its implementation.

Data

DHS Needs to Better Protect Employees’ Sensitive Info, IG Says

An audit found the agency falls short of federal privacy requirements

CIO Briefing

What NASA Can Teach Agencies About Making Employees Happy

The government’s most innovative agency increased employee satisfaction for the sixth year in a row.

Policy

Census Can Move Forward After $283 Million Contract Dispute

AT&T, the company that filed the protest, reached a deal to work as a subcontractor on Census operations.

Policy

Bots or Not, FCC Refuses to Delay Net Neutrality Vote

Despite increasing concerns over the integrity of the public comment process, the agency will vote as scheduled.

CIO Briefing

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

There’s only one under-30 IT specialist working in agencies for every four who are over 60 years old.

Emerging Tech

Here’s What Citizens Taught Feds During Disasters

After the summer's hurricanes, agencies are looking at how everyday people can help in disaster relief efforts.

Policy

FTC Ready to Police Internet If FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Trade Commission has a long-established role in preserving online competition, Acting Chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen said.

IT Modernization

The Customs System That Clogged Airports In January Isn’t Fixed, IG Says

The agency doesn't have a backup system in place if another outage happens, the watchdog said.

CIO Briefing

Delayed Security Clearance Reforms Could Increase Costs for Agencies

Continuous evaluation could remain a pipe dream as cash-strapped agencies get no guidance from the top.

Policy

FCC Chairman: Government Will Stop ‘Micromanaging the Internet’

Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled the commission’s plan to roll back net neutrality regulations put in place during the Obama administration.

CIO Briefing

Senator Calls On Agencies to Streamline Programs for Entrepreneurs

The Government Accountability Office reported in 2012 that each of the 52 entrepreneur support programs at Commerce, SBA and other agencies overlapped with at least one other program.

Emerging Tech

Industry Teams Up To Teach Agencies AI

Two companies are teaming up in an effort to help agencies and their employees about AI.

CIO Briefing

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

Many of the top tech positions in government remain unfilled.

CIO Briefing

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

The U.S. does not have the world's most free internet, according to a independent watchdog group.