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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.
Emerging Tech

Pentagon Plans to Publish Broad Artificial Intelligence Strategy ‘Within Weeks’

The report will focus on long-term plans and how it will funnel resources to developing the technology, a Defense official said.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

The Defense Department’s research arm is working on a project that connects human operators’ brains to the systems they’re controlling—and vice versa.

CIO Briefing

More Money for Cyber Spies, Outrage after Indictments and Supply Chain Cyber is Super Hot

More indictments for Mueller and a busy week regarding federal IT for Congress.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Seeks an Edge in Quantum Computing

The Pentagon’s research arm wants to get up to speed on quantum computing before China and other adversaries.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Sets Big Goals for Its New AI Center

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will be the hub for all projects that exceed $15 million.

IT Modernization

VA Creates Special Office to Direct $16B Health Record Overhaul

The House Veterans Affairs Committee also unveiled the lawmakers who will track the project from its new subcommittee.

Cybersecurity

GSA Adds Login.gov to Sweeping Bug Bounty Program

Participants can win between $150 and $5,000 for each bug they find.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Needs a National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Lawmakers and Experts Say

The government is well-positioned to flag specific research areas that would have the biggest impact on national interests.

Emerging Tech

White House Official: Bet on U.S. to Win the AI War

The federal deputy chief technology officer is confident the U.S. will win the artificial intelligence race, but China is catching up fast.

Emerging Tech

DHS Teams Up With Canadian Counterpart to Test First Responder Tech

Among the first technologies to be tested is an application that uses artificial intelligence to help paramedics make better decisions when treating patients.

IT Modernization

CIA Official: Cloud Is More Secure Than Old Tech, Less 'Soul-Crushing'

Is cloud more secure than traditional government data centers? The CIA seems to think so.

Cybersecurity

White House Reorganization Addresses Cyber Workforce Gap

The White House wants to build a single, unified strategy for strengthening the cybersecurity workforce at every agency across government.

IT Modernization

Officials: Here’s How Not to Screw Up a $50 Billion Networking Contract

The Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract is a great opportunity for agencies to modernize, but they need to focus on people and planning to do it right.

Emerging Tech

DHS-Funded Company Wants to Use Blockchain at the Border

DHS may soon use blockchain technology to protect all sorts of data it collects in protecting U.S. borders.

Data

House Passes Bill to Open Government Data About Opioid Abuse

The Health and Human Services Department would have to build a dashboard to share information about substance abuse, treatment and recovery.