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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.
Data

Security Gaps Could Let Hackers Edit Government Spending Data, Watchdog Says

New and old flaws in systems at a Treasury Department bureau added up to “a significant deficiency,” according to the Government Accountability Office.  

Emerging Tech

Why Agencies Should Be Tech Agnostic When Solving Problems

Don’t miss the forest for the trees, General Services Administration's emerging tech official said.

Emerging Tech

White House: 5 Percent of Government Jobs Could Be ‘Automated Entirely’

The Office of Personnel Management will look at how to retrain the employees affected.

CIO Briefing

VA CIO Announces Immediate Departure

Scott Blackburn joined the VA in 2014 and served as acting CIO since September.

Policy

There's No Better Time to Pass Privacy Laws, Experts Say

Tech companies, experts argued, aren’t really going to police themselves.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Question FBI’s Push for Backdoors in Encrypted Devices

They also push a wave of privacy bills post-Facebook’s Hill visit.

Policy

How Lawmakers Want to Rein in Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's marathon testimony foreshadowed that regulations are coming.

Emerging Tech

GSA Is Giving a Bird's Eye View of Emerging Government Tech

The initiative aims to cut through the “bureaucracy” that blinds federal techies to other agencies’ projects.

Cybersecurity

College Students Battle To Control the Power Grid in Energy Department Challenge

Agency officials hope the competition will draw more young tech talent to the government and energy industry.

Policy

White House Wants Regulators to Keep Hands Off Tech Industry

National security and economic growth depend on a free and open internet, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios said.

Emerging Tech

Energy Department Offers $1.8 Billion to Dethrone China in Supercomputing

The department plans to develop at least two exascale supercomputers that would be more than 10 times more powerful than today’s reigning supercomputer.

IT Modernization

All Bid Protests Must Be Submitted Online Starting in May

The Government Accountability Office expects the system to be more efficient.

Emerging Tech

Report: Men Are More Comfortable Giving Up Biometric Data Than Women Are

Women are more than twice as likely as men to say they don’t want the government collecting any of their biometric information.

Emerging Tech

Is Blockchain Right for Your Agency? Here’s a Quiz to Find Out.

The quiz is part of a step-by-step guide for vendors and agencies looking to bring blockchain to the government.

Cybersecurity

The Pentagon is Letting Hackers Loose on Its Travel Management System

Ethical hackers will scour the platform for security gaps in the department’s fifth bug bounty program.

CIO Briefing

Social Media Screening Won’t Slow Down the Visa Process, State Department Says

The department wants to screen five years of social media and email from all visa applicants but doesn’t expect longer processing time “for most visa cases.”

Emerging Tech

Experts Sound Off on AI’s ‘Spiderman’ Problem

AI's potential is growing, but so is its potential for problems and pitfalls.

Emerging Tech

Can a Mobile App Stop Veteran Suicides?

The VA is calling on industry to help build an app that can rapidly connect veterans to mental health resources.