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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

DHS Funds Machine Learning Tool to Boost Other Countries' Airport Security

The system would help countries determine if air travelers pose security risks without investing in expensive analytics software or personnel.

CIO Briefing

NDAA’s Done, Election Security’s On Deck and Senators Are Fretting About 3D Gun Printing

Last week also saw a showdown over a phony FCC DDoS attack and a new cyber law to protect small businesses.

Emerging Tech

CBP Rolls Out Facial Recognition at Silicon Valley Airport

International travel at the Mineta San José International Airport has doubled in recent years.

Emerging Tech

DARPA Wants to Make Underground Maps on the Fly

The agency is challenging teams to build systems that chart caves, tunnels and underground urban infrastructure.

CIO Briefing

USDA Wants One Hub to Connect Agency Leaders to Every Employee

The agency wants to pull disparate intranets together and allow two-way communications with employees.

CIO Briefing

Industry Groups Push for Background Check Reform In Intelligence Appropriations Bill

With a backlog of more than 700,000 pending investigations, the groups are pushing for tools to speed up information collection and ways to reduce redundant investigations.

Cybersecurity

Hackers Target Marines for Pentagon's Latest Bug Bounty

“Hack the Marine Corps” kicked off with a live-hacking event in Las Vegas.

Emerging Tech

How Artificial Intelligence Could Keep Army Transports Ready for Action

A yearlong pilot program will see if AI can predict when components on Bradley Fighting Vehicles will break.

CIO Briefing

It Just Got Cheaper for Agencies to Run Training Programs

The General Service Administration and Office of Personnel Management lowered the access fees on the $11 billion training vehicle.

CIO Briefing

The Pentagon's Startup Outreach Office is No Longer an Experiment

Officials renamed the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental to show the permanence of the program.

IT Modernization

Report: Private Trump Advisers Tried to Derail the VA’s Multibillion-Dollar IT Overhaul

A ProPublica investigation found three advisers weighed in heavily on the hiring and firing of high-level tech leaders within the agency.

IT Modernization

VA Wants a New Cloud for Its Mobile Apps

The effort comes as VA reworks its entire online presence to make services more accessible and user-friendly for some 9 million veterans.

Cybersecurity

FCC IG Says the Alleged Net Neutrality DDoS Attack Never Happened

An internal investigation found the agency’s commenting system was knocked offline by “system design issues” and “‘flash crowd’ activity,” not hackers.

Data

Census Awards Last Major IT Contract Ahead of 2020 Count

The award comes as officials work to get preparations for the 2020 count back on track.

Policy

Pentagon Prohibits Personnel From Using GPS Services in All ‘Operational Areas’

The device-agnostic policy applies to smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, smartwatches and all other applications with geolocation features.

CIO Briefing

Cyberattacks Haven’t Stopped but Neither Have Bills to Fight Them

Top national security and intelligence leaders pledged to defend the country from foreign influence campaigns.