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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.
Emerging Tech

Puerto Rico’s Power Grid to Get Boost from Energy Department Project

The project was developed to create a resilient energy grid that incorporates different types of power sources.

Data

Census Bureau Goes Tech Shopping for 2020 Count

The bureau is looking for help with background vetting, app testing and other prep for the decennial.

Policy

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number is Secret

Cyber experts want Congress to explore different ways to prove people’s identities.

Policy

GSA to Host Another E-Commerce Portal Industry Day

The agency will solicit information from vendors interested in hosting the platform and another for selling on it.

IT Modernization

Better Government Websites Build Trust with Citizens, Silicon Valley Lawmaker Says

Rep. Ro Khanna's customer-experience focused bill would require agencies to go all digital by 2020.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon's EHR Setbacks ‘Don't Bode Well’ for Potential Veterans Affairs Rollout

The Veterans Affairs Department will be looking to avoid mistakes made thus far by the Pentagon.

Emerging Tech

The Army Will Help Uber Get Flying Taxis Off the Ground

The joint venture aims for quieter, more efficient propellers for stealth or urban flights.

Data

Census Gambles on Shorter Cybersecurity Testing for 2020 Count

Experts worry the rushed process could leave some security gaps unaddressed.

Emerging Tech

Navy's R&D Wing is Building a Lean, Mean Innovation Machine

And the strategy relies more on understanding problems than finding solutions.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers Question the Office of American Innovation’s Activities and Ethics

A pair of senators wants to know who the office is meeting with, what it’s working on and how much it’s spending.

Emerging Tech

DHS Startup Accelerator Awards Its First Final-Phase Contract

The department’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program is funding a system to protect video surveillance systems.

Emerging Tech

Energy Wants Electric Cars to Charge in 15 Minutes or Less

The department awarded $19 million to 12 different projects focused on faster battery charging.

IT Modernization

The Defense Innovation Board’s 10 Essential Rules for Developing Software

The “commandments” adapt industry best practices for the Pentagon, but every agency could learn from them.

Policy

Lawmakers Want to Boost Their Tech-Savvy By Reviving Defunct Office

They want to reopen the Office of Technology Assessment, a research group that once kept Congress up to date on emerging technology.

IT Modernization

One of the Pentagon’s Worldwide Networks Is About to Get 10x Faster

The Defense Information Systems Agency announced its plan to increase bandwidth for one of its mission-critical networks.

Data

How Data Geeks Can Move Their Findings Up the Ladder

Here are tips for making sure decision-makers don't ignore your analyses.