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Jack Corrigan

Staff Correspondent

Jack Corrigan
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.
Emerging Tech

DHS Announces Finalists in Biothreat-Spotting Contest

A department contest advanced five early warning systems designed to detect biological attacks.

Cybersecurity

International Hackers Find 106 Bugs in U.S. Air Force Websites

One bug discovered during Hack the Air Force 2.0 earned $12,500—the largest federal bounty paid out so far.

Emerging Tech

More Money, Fewer Rules Could Help AI Grow, Experts Say

The government needs to put money into artificial intelligence if it wants to beat other countries, tech experts say.

IT Modernization

Report: Most Feds Break Smartphone Security Rules

Despite agency policies, many federal employees download unauthorized apps and connect personal devices to agency networks.

Cybersecurity

Industry Weighs in on How the Government Can Fight Botnets

Feds need to secure the internet of things and work more closely with private companies, they said.

CIO Briefing

Trump Budget Gouges Non-Defense R&D by 19 Percent

Meanwhile, Pentagon researchers will get an extra $13.5 billion to play with.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Want to Curb Big Tech's Influence on Kids

Those smartphone addictions are not a joking matter, according to a trio of lawmakers.

Emerging Tech

Cities Are Getting Smart, and Feds Can Help Make Them Smarter

A program led by federal agencies may offer local governments ways to get better at using smart technologies.

Emerging Tech

HHS Kicks Off Tour to Entice Startups

Agency officials are heading on a cross-country tour to demystify selling to the government.

Data

Survey: Open Data is Making Feds’ Jobs Easier

The biggest benefits are increased public transparency and improved agency management, participants say.

CIO Briefing

GSA Adds 31 Small Businesses to OASIS

The larger pool will increase competition and drive down costs, the agency said.

Data

How Fake Data Can Help the Pentagon Track Rogue Weapons

The Air Force Research Laboratory bought software that trains machine-learning tools to spot groups amassing biological, nuclear and chemical weapons.

Policy

Pentagon Reviewing Electronic Device Policy

The Defense Department review goes beyond whether to allow staff to bring phones into the Pentagon.

IT Modernization

Congress Calls Coast Guard's Health Records System A 'Five-Year Epic Failure'

The modernization project went over budget and didn't yield any reusable software or equipment.

Policy

FEC Will Take Up Online Political Ad Transparency

The Federal Election Commission may soon require online ads that urge viewers to vote for or against a specific candidate to include a disclaimer about where they originated.

Cybersecurity

'Worst Year Ever' For Cyberattacks

And most of them could have been avoided with basic cyber hygiene.