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Jack Corrigan

Jack Corrigan is an editorial fellow at Soundinvestments 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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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...

OPM Loosens Restrictions on Emergency Leave Transfers

November 6, 2017 As recovery efforts continue in the wake of wildfires in California and an especially destructive hurricane season, the Office of Personnel Management laid out new guidelines for agencies juggling emergency leave transfer programs for multiple disasters. OPM has established programs that allow federal employees to donate unused annual leave to...

Three-Star General Wants AI in Every New Weapon System

November 3, 2017 With artificial intelligence set to revolutionize how the military runs surveillance missions around the world, one top Defense Department official hopes to bring intelligent systems to the Pentagon’s efforts both on and off the battlefield. As director of defense intelligence for warfighter support, Air Force Lt. Gen Jack Shanahan spearheaded...

CIA, NSA Offer Startups More Than Money

November 2, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Startups can pave the way for federal adoption of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine-learning, but the government can offer them something in return—and it’s not just money. Working with the government can give small companies a leg up on their competition, said John Kammerer, technical director of high-performance...

Three-Star General Wants Artificial Intelligence in Every New Weapon System

November 2, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With artificial intelligence set to revolutionize how the military runs surveillance missions around the world, one top Defense Department official hopes to bring intelligent systems to the Pentagon’s efforts both on and off the battlefield. As director of defense intelligence for warfighter support, Air Force Lt. Gen Jack Shanahan spearheaded...

GAO Says Cybersecurity is Top Concern for 2020 Census

November 1, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the government continues to chip away at a backlog of postponed preparations for the 2020 Census, the head of a top federal watchdog group said Tuesday that cybersecurity remains his biggest concern in the upcoming count of U.S. residents. Rising costs and constrained budgets have delayed the Census Bureau’s...

State Department Rejoins Presidential Management Fellows Program

October 30, 2017 With the application deadline for the 2018 Presidential Management Fellows program fast approaching, the State Department said it will open its doors to the upcoming batch of fellows. The agency confirmed to Soundinvestments that it will rejoin after unexpectedly pulling out from the program in July citing redesign efforts...

FCC, Congress Feud Over Media Ownership Loophole

October 26, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One of the heads of the Federal Communications Commission called on lawmakers to look into ties between agency leadership and the Sinclair Broadcast Group as the media giant prepares to purchase Tribune Media in an “unprecedented” deal. “All of our media policy decisions seem custom built for [Sinclair] and I...

Survey: Cities Rely on Federal Data—And That Worries Them

October 25, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Cities increasingly rely on federal data to identify issues and inform policy decisions, but local officials worry the federal government may decrease what they say is an already limited amount of available information, according to a report. A Sunlight Foundation survey found 74 percent of municipal staff considers federal data...

Online Political Ad Bill Could Burden Small Publishers, Experts Tell House Panel

October 25, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Law and media experts expressed reservations on a Senate bill that would require online publishers to disclose who paid for political advertisements on their sites. Though broadcast, radio and print publications must share the sponsors of political advertisements run by their outlet, no such requirement exists for similar ads on...