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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

VA Officials Reluctant to Say When G.I. Benefit Delays Will Be Fixed

Lawmakers grilled Veterans Affairs Department officials about the IT issues that prevented tens of thousands of veterans from receiving education and housing stipends on time.

Data

How Wearables Could Help NIH Fight Cancer

The agency aims to better monitor and personalize treatments for chronic conditions using the health data the gadgets collect.

IT Modernization

VA’s $16 Billion E-Health Record Overhaul is Already $350 Million Over Budget

Just six months into the project, VA’s most important modernization effort is getting more expensive.

IT Modernization

VA is Looking for a Platform to Track Talent and Spot Future Leaders

Employees also would use the system as a one-stop shop for professional development services.

CIO Briefing

A New Congress Brings New Tech Priorities and Increased Oversight

The midterm elections also left a big cyber vacancy on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Cybersecurity

DHS-Funded Tech Could Help Calculate the Costs of Cyberattacks

The agency awarded $1.3 million to research helping organizations weigh the benefits of different cyber tools.

Policy

White House Expects to Hold Steady on Tech Policies Despite House Flip

But House Democrats plan to fight for online privacy, net neutrality regulations.

Policy

How the Midterms Shake Up Tech Oversight

Democrats taking over the House mean new leadership and potentially restructured subcommittees.

Emerging Tech

CDC is Testing Blockchain to Monitor the Country's Health in Real Time

The system would allow the agency to quickly respond to health crises as they unfold.

Emerging Tech

Intel Community is Developing a More Spy-Proof Room

The intelligence community’s research arm is upgrading SCIF security to protect against threats from personal devices and sensors.

IT Modernization

Report: Management Drama Threatens to Derail VA’s Health Records Overhaul

The vendor’s software is also falling short of the department’s requirements, according to ProPublica.

Data

Transportation Wants to Use Data to Predict Accidents and Make Roads Safer

The Transportation Department collects a wealth of data on traffic accidents but can't present it in the most impactful way to policymakers.

IT Modernization

Pentagon's Health Record Platform Shows Progress After Initial Setbacks

The system has decreased emergency room wait times and increased the number of patients facilities are able to treat, the vendor reports.

Emerging Tech

CDC Wants to Use Blockchain to Get People to Crisis Zones Faster

The tech would pull data from across the agency and automatically identify the right people for certain emergencies.

IT Modernization

Three Agencies Tap Technology Modernization Fund in Second Round

After the second round of projects, about $31.5 million is left in the TMF coffers.

Emerging Tech

DARPA Wants to Build Computers With 'Common Sense'

It’s one of the many programs the agency will fund under its $2 billion next-generation artificial intelligence initiative.

CIO Briefing

Porn-Watching Employee Infected Government Networks With Russian Malware, IG Says

Government auditors traced a malware infection back to a single porn-watching employee within the U.S. Geological Survey.

Data

Federal CIO: Artificial Intelligence Initiatives Will Flop Without Quality Data

The government’s AI adoption must go hand in hand with improvements to data management, Suzette Kent said.