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Jack Corrigan

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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.
IT Modernization

GSA Wants to Get an E-Commerce Portal Up and Running by 2020

The agency also asked Congress make some changes to the original legislation to help speed up the process.

Emerging Tech

Agencies Need to To Quit Being Difficult Customers If They Want Startup Tech

Even posting project solicitations in more popular places could help agencies find new partners solutions, tech experts said.

IT Modernization

GSA Awards First Wave of Contracts in White House’s IT Overhaul

The five awards will support each pillar of the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence program.


FEC Gets the Ball Rolling on Online Political Ads Rules

If passed, the rules would require websites to disclose who paid for online political ads urging viewers to vote for or against a specific candidate.

Emerging Tech

FAA Expands Instant-Approval Flight Plan Program for Drones

Once deployed, the system would authorize drone flights in minutes instead of months.

CIO Briefing

Congress Checks In On Modernizing Government Technology Act Progress

The Homeland Security reauthorization bill advances but loses an amendment on election security.

Emerging Tech

USAID Launches Program To Bring More Women Online

The WomenConnect Challenge is offering $1 million to projects that address why women in low- and middle-income countries are offline.

CIO Briefing

House Passes Bill Strengthening Powers of FCC CIO

The bill would reauthorize the Federal Communications Commision, encourage broadband development and make some changes to the commission’s oversight.

CIO Briefing

Lax Census Background Checks Could OK ‘Unfit’ Employees for 2020

Part of the problem is the type of contract the agency used to vet the temporary workers who handle the data, the inspector general found.

Emerging Tech

DHS Wants Industry Input on How First Responders Should Wear Their Tech

Wearables are great—but they can't get in the way when firefighters and paramedics do their jobs.

CIO Briefing

Congress Mulls a CIO's Authority, Future of Homeland Security and Data Breaches

And one caucus is concerned about climate change data vanishing form federal websites.

Emerging Tech

DHS To Put First Responder Tech to the Test

Can commercial tech hold up in a mock disaster? The agency’s Science and Technology Directorate wants to find out.

IT Modernization

Here’s How Agriculture Plans to Overhaul Its Tech

The department will cut data centers down from 39 to two—and that’s just the start, according to CIO Gary Washington.

IT Modernization

White House Opens Applications for Technology Modernization Fund

The White House on Tuesday published guidelines for federal agencies looking to bring their IT systems into the 21st century under new legislation.


Budget Cuts, White House Apathy Stifling Open Data Efforts

Tight budgets and staff cuts are hindering the accuracy and accessibility of federal open data initiatives, experts said.