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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

IARPA Wants to Identify Criminals From Their Skin Cells

The goal isn’t to replace DNA analysis but rather add another technology to forensic analysts’ toolbox.

CIO Briefing

Report: Agencies Still Don't Write In Understandable Language

Employee turnover could be one of the reasons for an increase in jargon on agency websites.

Data

It’s Time for Agencies to Use and Commercialize Their Data, White House Official Says

"It gets my blood boiling to think we have all this data. We should be able to do more with it,” Margaret Weichert, the administration’s management chief, said.

IT Modernization

Pentagon, VA Leaders Commit to Boosting Accountability in Health Record Overhaul

Both secretaries pledged to re-examine the multibillion-dollar program’s organization structure and timelines.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Researchers Propose a ‘Smart’ Social Security Card

Instead of ditching the SSN as an identifier, the government could take steps to modernize it.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Go to School on Wi-Fi and Urge Online Privacy Rights

The Senate also finally passed a bill to change the name of DHS’ cybersecurity agency.

IT Modernization

DHS Digital Service is Taking Paper Out of the Immigration Process

The Digital Service works side by side with agency employees to tackle some of their most backlogged processes.

IT Modernization

24 Companies Join VA’s Health Record Modernization Team

Cerner Corp. announces a lengthy list of subcontractors for the multi-billion dollar project.

Data

IG: Incompatible Tech Added to Family Separation Policy Chaos

The agencies tracking parents and children separated at the border had to email data and compile spreadsheets, an auditor found.

Emerging Tech

DHS Restructures Research Office to Meet Emerging Threats Head On

The new structure will also keep the office from working on projects that will never see the light of day.

CIO Briefing

By the Numbers: Federal Agencies Face Uneven Struggle Hiring Young Tech Talent

At one civilian agency, IT pros over 60 years old outnumber their under 30 colleagues 19 to one.

CIO Briefing

Shutdown Averted, Congress Barrels Toward November

The House passed a slew of tech and cyber bills last week, but Homeland Security’s top cyber priority is still waiting in the Senate.

CIO Briefing

Social Security Administration CIO Needs Stronger Authority, Watchdog says

The agency’s top tech official weighs in on budget and information security processes but has little role in other mandated responsibilities.

Emerging Tech

How the U.S. Can Advance Artificial Intelligence Without Spending a Dime

Funding AI research is still critical, but experts say there are other things the government can do to speed up innovation.

Emerging Tech

Bill Would Give Agencies More Resources to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

The legislation would require the government to bring on more AI experts and map out the technology’s implementation.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Must Keep Artificial Intelligence Edge to Keep Security Threats in Check, Lawmakers Say

Without heavy investment in AI research, the government risks national security and economic implications, according to a congressional report.