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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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State Department Lost 12% of its Foreign Affairs Specialists in Trump’s First 8 Months

February 9, 2018 The State Department’s civilian workforce shrunk more than 6 percent overall during the initial eight months of the Trump administration, but that figure masks significantly higher departure rates in critical areas of the country’s diplomatic apparatus. In December 2016, the department employed 2,580 people under the foreign affairs occupation series,...

Lawmakers Want to Curb Big Tech's Influence on Kids

February 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers are pressing Congress to update laws to shield children from the negative effects of social media and smartphones, and double down on efforts to check the power of tech industry titans. “[Technological] change is accelerating, and the government is unfortunately in a position where it’s never been worse at...

DOD Awards $950 Million Cloud Contract to REAN Cloud

February 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department on Wednesday finalized a $950 million deal with REAN Cloud that would make cloud adoption services available to Pentagon agencies. Virginia-based REAN Cloud, an Amazon Web Service Premier Partner, will provide cloud services such as infrastructure as a service, application assessments, migrations and operations to the department...

Cities Are Getting Smart, and Feds Can Help Make Them Smarter

February 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Communities across the country may soon regulate traffic patterns, control garbage trucks and run the power grid using the internet of things, but when building “smart” systems, they often find themselves starting from scratch. Federal agencies may be able to help. Instead of forcing cities to reinvent the wheel with...

HHS Kicks Off Tour to Entice Startups

February 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Health and Human Services Department on Monday kicked off a cross-country outreach tour aimed at “demystifying” its contracting process and showing local tech communities the agency is “open for business.” At the first “Startup Day” hosted by HHS, officials outlined on the agency’s procurement process and addressed concerns that...

Survey: Open Data is Making Feds’ Jobs Easier

February 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Open data is not only making government more transparent to its citizens but also enabling federal employees to do their jobs more efficiently, according to a new survey. In the second annual State of the Union of Open Data report, federal data experts told researchers initiatives like the DATA Act...

GSA Adds 31 Small Businesses to OASIS

February 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration added 31 companies to its One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract, increasing the number of small businesses offering professional services like program management, management consulting, logistics and more. The recent addition expands the second pool of OASIS SB contractors from nine to 40 companies, ending...

Rosenstein's ‘Responsible Encryption’ Proposal is Nonsensical, Privacy Expert Says

February 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A top Justice Department official wants the tech industry and law enforcement to find common ground on “responsible encryption,” but privacy advocates don’t think his plan will prevent the government from abusing its power. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said federal agencies shouldn’t have the ability to directly break into...

How Fake Data Can Help the Pentagon Track Rogue Weapons

February 1, 2018 The Pentagon is investing in software that uses big data to help intelligence officers keep terrorists from getting their hands on biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. The Air Force Research Laboratory on Tuesday announced a $4.6 million contract with the software company IvySys to model different ways state and non-state...

How Fake Data Can Help the Pentagon Track Rogue Weapons

January 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon is investing in software that uses big data to help intelligence officers keep terrorists from getting their hands on biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. The Air Force Research Laboratory on Tuesday announced a $4.6 million contract with the software company IvySys to model different ways state and non-state...