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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.
IT Modernization

The House Oversight IT Subcommittee is Dead

The panel’s responsibilities—which include oversight of FITARA and other federal tech initiatives—will be swept up by the Government Operations subcommittee.

Cybersecurity

How Social Security Administration Plans to Protect Your Identity

The agency is looking for ways to identify citizens with random characters instead of Social Security numbers on agency mail.

IT Modernization

Library of Congress Needs Volunteers to Digitize Its Records

Vendors would work for free, but they’d essentially gain exclusive rights to the materials for up to three years.

Emerging Tech

Former Google Chief to Chair Government Artificial Intelligence Advisory Group

Eric Schmidt will join 14 other tech experts on the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Set the Stage for the Privacy Debate

Congress also took up bills to upgrade the power grid, combat Chinese tech threats and punish robocallers.

IT Modernization

VA Selects Booz Allen Hamilton to Build New Mobile Application Cloud

The company is also responsible for migrating between 20 and 30 apps from the existing platform to the new cloud environment.

CIO Briefing

How the Shutdown Could Hurt Government’s IT Recruitment

Furloughed agencies are missing out on peak recruiting season for recent and soon-to-be college grads.

Data

Open Federal Data is Now the Law of the Land

President Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act into law, requiring agencies to publish machine-readable data and appoint chief data officers.

Emerging Tech

The Transportation Department is Funding Autonomous Drones

It also wants to research how self-driving vehicles can be manipulated to threaten the public.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Propose Bills to Avoid Future Shutdowns, Secure the Power Grid

Congress also cleared a bill to ensure furloughed feds get back pay once the government reopens.

Cybersecurity

The Pentagon Has More than 250 Cyber Gaps in Its Networks, Watchdog Says

The Defense Department has a lot of work to do to remedy some years-old cyber issues.

Cybersecurity

Hundreds of IT Flaws Leave the Pentagon's Finances at Risk

An internal watchdog found 800 new vulnerabilities across the Defense Department’s IT infrastructure.

Podcasts

Critical Update: The New Congress (And a Shutdown)

New leaders mean new priorities—and the partial shutdown is affecting some of those decisions.

Emerging Tech

DARPA Thinks Insect Brains Might Hold the Secret to Next-Gen AI

They’re small, efficient and capable of basic reasoning, and researchers want artificial intelligence tools to do the same.

Emerging Tech

GSA Emerging Tech Leader Heads to the Private Sector

Justin Herman, who leads GSA’s Emerging Citizen Technology Office, is moving to the private sector.

Policy

Election Security is a Key Part of House Democrats' Reform Bill

H.R. 1 would codify many of the security measures lawmakers have pushed for the last two years.