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Jack Corrigan

Staff Correspondent 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.
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Interior Department Sees ‘Limitless Possibilities’ for Drones

5:11 PM ET FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government is fighting wildfires and managing natural resources faster than ever before and at a fraction of the cost—and it has drones to thank. The Interior Department relied on drones to fly nearly 5,000 missions last year in the agency’s efforts to track wildlife, inspect infrastructure and survey federal...

Report: 80% of Experts Say 'Catastrophic' Data Breach Is Inevitable by 2021

February 21, 2018 The growing internet of things and increasingly sophisticated malware are putting global organizations at a greater risk for cyberattacks, but leaders aren’t doing enough to bolster their groups’ security, according to a pair of reports. Researchers at Raytheon and the Ponemon Institute found more than 80 percent of cybersecurity and...

Report: 80% of Experts Say 'Catastrophic' Data Breach Is Inevitable by 2021

February 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The growing internet of things and increasingly sophisticated malware are putting global organizations at a greater risk for cyberattacks, but leaders aren’t doing enough to bolster their groups’ security, according to a pair of reports. Researchers at Raytheon and the Ponemon Institute found more than 80 percent of cybersecurity and...

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Your Face As a Boarding Pass

February 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Getting through an airport without a passport or boarding pass may only seem possible in the nostalgic memories of 20th-century travelers, but an initiative at Customs and Border Protection could make that bygone convenience a modern reality. CBP is testing biometric facial recognition at airports across the country in the...

Half A Million People Don’t Know Criminals Stole Their Identities to Get Jobs

February 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A programming error kept the IRS from notifying hundreds of thousands of identity theft victims about criminals using their Social Security numbers to get themselves jobs in 2017, according to an internal investigation. Last year, more than half a million Americans had their identities used by others to get hired,...

International Hackers Find 106 Bugs in US Air Force Websites

February 16, 2018 Breaking into a federal network usually gets you a one-way ticket behind bars, but sometimes hacking the government ends with a paycheck instead of a prison sentence. The Air Force paid out nearly $104,000 to a cohort of white-hat hackers as part of Hack the Air Force 2.0, the Pentagon’s...

DHS Announces Finalists in Biothreat-Spotting Contest

February 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department on Wednesday named five finalists in its competition to design an early warning system to keep biological attacks at bay. Hosted by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate and National Biosurveillance Integration Center, the Hidden Signals Challenge calls on teams to design tools that use existing...

International Hackers Find 106 Bugs in U.S. Air Force Websites

February 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Breaking into a federal network usually gets you a one-way ticket behind bars, but sometimes hacking the government ends with a paycheck instead of a prison sentence. The Air Force paid out nearly $104,000 to a cohort of white-hat hackers as part of Hack the Air Force 2.0, the Pentagon’s...

More Money, Fewer Rules Could Help AI Grow, Experts Say

February 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Giving your kids more money and fewer rules might not be the best parenting strategy, but that’s how the government should treat the budding artificial intelligence industry, according to tech experts. Technologists from the private sector and academia got lawmakers up to speed on the current state of AI and...

Report: Most Feds Break Smartphone Security Rules

February 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The vast majority of federal agencies created policies to secure their employees’ mobile devices, but many people don’t follow the rules when it comes to smartphones, according to a report. In a recent survey, roughly three-quarters of federal IT and cybersecurity experts told researchers employees downloaded unauthorized apps to their...