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Jack Corrigan

Staff Correspondent

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.
Cybersecurity

DHS Needs to Define Network Disruptions Before It Can Fight Them

Agencies have different definition of what an outage is and that matters.

Emerging Tech

Inside the Search Engine That Spots Traffickers, Terrorists and Money Launderers

Rooted in DARPA research, the tool shines light on the darkest corners of the internet.

Data

DHS Needs More Data to Help Stop Bioterrorism

The agency is looking for nationwide information on medical interventions, food safety, wildlife health, travel itineraries and other health-related topics.

Cybersecurity

White House Official Calls on Industry and Agencies to Share More Cyber Threat Info

Agencies should also start taking more tips from each other, according to an Office of Management and Budget cyber expert.

Data

Here’s What’s Blocking HHS Offices From Sharing Data with Each Other

Agency leaders want to embrace information sharing, but right now it’s uncharted territory.

IT Modernization

Congress Doesn’t Know Who’s in Charge of VA’s $10 Billion Health Records Overhaul

Lawmakers are trying to figure out what to do about the lack of accountability within the program’s leadership.

Cybersecurity

Lawmaker: If You Think Patching is Tough Now, It’s Going to Get Worse

Without security standards for the internet of things, the government is leaving open billions of “stupid” vulnerabilities, said Sen. Mark Warner.

Data

How One Company Aims to Model the World—and All Its Activity—in the Cloud

Descartes Labs is building a platform to let the Pentagon analyze all the geospatial intelligence, all the time.

Cybersecurity

DARPA Wants to Find Botnets Before They Attack

The defense agency awarded a contract to develop a tool that scours the internet for dormant online armies.

CIO Briefing

Senate Poised to Finally Digitize Error-Prone Campaign Finance Reporting

After 15 years of trying, the Senate may finally allow for candidates to electronically file campaign spending reports.

CIO Briefing

The House is Shuttling Through Tech and Cyber Bills but the Senate’s Behind

The House passed bills on cyber sanctions, supply chain security and CDM last week.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Will Spend $2 Billion Developing Next-Generation AI

The massive investment comes as other global powers like China pour significant resources into their own programs.

Cybersecurity

DHS Awards $668M CDM Contract After Withdrawn Bid Protest

ManTech captures the fifth of six important and lucrative CDM contracts across government.

Emerging Tech

Senate Committee Approves Top White House Tech Advisor

Office of Science and Technology Policy hasn't had a permanent leader since the last administration.

Emerging Tech

Government’s Relationship With Social Media is Still Complicated

Facebook and Twitter executives are open to the government helping them stop foreign influence campaigns, but it’s unclear what that would look like.

Emerging Tech

Inside the Pentagon's Plan to Make Computers ‘Collaborative Partners’

DARPA’s latest artificial intelligence project aims to bridge the gap between a machine that learns from data and one that adds new insights.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Bash the President’s Federal Pay Freeze Plan

Plus a familiar face gets confirmed as the Energy Department’s first assistant secretary for cybersecurity.

Emerging Tech

DHS Gives ‘Power Suit’ a Whole New Meaning

The agency wants first responders’ clothing to be able to generate and store electricity.