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Jack Corrigan

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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.
Emerging Tech

Design a Long-Haul Drone And Win Up to $320,000

A National Institute of Standards and Technology contest wants the drone that can haul the most for the longest flight time.

Emerging Tech

To Unleash Blockchain's Potential, Government Must Direct Its Growth

One of the biggest issues federal agencies run into with blockchain projects is making sure sensitive data doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Policy

Despite Progress, Social Platforms Still Not Terrorist-Proof

Lawmakers grilled Facebook, YouTube and Twitter over their efforts to block extremist content on their platforms.

Emerging Tech

IARPA Wants to Use Machine Learning to Help Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Automated video monitoring could also help detect threats more efficiently than human operators.

Emerging Tech

Smart Cars Collect a Lot of Data. FTC Wants to Know How It's Used.

While some types of information may make drivers safer, others are more geared toward selling ads.

Policy

Controversial Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Could Get Vote This Month

But lawmakers could face an uphill battle reconciling the bill with its tech-friendly House counterpart.

CIO Briefing

Agencies Spent Billions on IT Without CIOs’ Approval in 2016

A lot of IT purchases slipped by acquisition offices too, the Government Accountability Office found.

Emerging Tech

Industry Talks, Government Listens on Pentagon's E-Commerce Platform

Industry leaders told the General Services Administration the Pentagon’s e-commerce platform should balance efficiency with oversight.

Cybersecurity

Border Agents Are Searching Through More Travelers' Devices Than Ever

Customs and Border Protection released updated rules for how officials can search phones, laptops and tablets in the age of encryption.

Data

IG Calls Out Homeland Security for ‘Questionable’ Spending Data

Auditors said more than 60 percent of transactions had errors, but Homeland Security officials disagree.

Emerging Tech

Report: Post Offices Should Automate Pen-and-Paper Safety Checks

Automating compliance checklists could save time and result in better data, the Postal Service inspector general found.

Emerging Tech

How the Battle for Net Neutrality Will Continue in 2018

Proponents of net neutrality are pursuing several different paths to prevent internet service providers from tampering with website access.

CIO Briefing

A Customs Computer Outage Strands Thousands in Airports, Again

It’s not the first time a Customs and Border Protection system caused headaches for holiday travelers.

Policy

House Passes Trio of Bills to Bolster STEM Workforce

The bills aim to boost women, veterans and others under-represented in tech fields.

CIO Briefing

FTC 'Do Not Call' Numbers Get 375,000 Robocalls Every Month

New tech is making it easier for telemarketers to make calls and hide from law enforcement.

Cybersecurity

Will Corporate America Start Using Russian Troll Tactics?

The last presidential election could create a playbook for 21st-century conflict in politics and in boardrooms, says Sen. Mark Warner.