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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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Pentagon Reviewing Electronic Device Policy

January 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon is reconsidering its policies for every personal electronic device that “transmits a two-way signal” in an effort to increase the security of its employees, an agency spokeswoman told Nextgov. On Wednesday, CNN reported Defense Secretary James Mattis is considering banning the Pentagon’s 23,000 civilian and military personnel from...

Congress Calls Coast Guard's Health Records System A 'Five-Year Epic Failure'

January 30, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Coast Guard is still shelling out millions for an electronic health records system that went $46 million over budget and was canceled two years ago, a congressional watchdog found. Lawmakers were so appalled by the mismanagement, they threatened to force the Coast Guard to adopt the system the Defense...

FEC Will Take Up Online Political Ad Transparency

January 29, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Recognizing that foreign powers will continue targeting U.S. elections, tech industry and government leaders are exploring ways to expose online misinformation campaigns before they can reach American voters. While no single solution is foolproof, they said, a mixture of legislative and private-sector policy changes can begin bolstering elections against outside...

'Worst Year Ever' For Cyberattacks

January 26, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Companies around the world suffered nearly 160,000 cyberattacks and data breaches last year, despite the fact that a majority of them were avoidable, according to researchers. A report from the Online Trust Alliance revealed that 2017 was “the worst year ever” in terms of cyber incidents, with the number of...

After Hawaii False Alarm, Lawmakers Want President, Pentagon Involved in Missile Alerts

January 25, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers are exploring ways to increase safeguards on an emergency alert system that allowed a single government employee to accidentally send a ballistic missile warning to the state of Hawaii. The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday grilled telecommunications industry leaders and regulators about the process for sending emergency alerts and...

Auto Industry Tells Congress to Pump Brakes On Self-Driving Car Regulation

January 24, 2018 Leaders from the auto industry on Wednesday praised legislation that would allow more widespread testing of self-driving cars but warned Congress against getting too involved in the growing marketplace. As car manufacturers and tech companies race to get autonomous vehicles on the road, lawmakers are looking for a way to...

Auto Industry Tells Congress to Pump Brakes On Self-Driving Car Regulation

January 24, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Leaders from the auto industry on Wednesday praised legislation that would allow more widespread testing of self-driving cars but warned Congress against getting too involved in the growing marketplace. As car manufacturers and tech companies race to get autonomous vehicles on the road, lawmakers are looking for a way to...

DHS Inoculating Labs Against Hacks That Could Release Dangerous Diseases

January 23, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department is testing new software to protect government laboratories from cyberattacks that could potentially release tuberculosis, yellow fever and other dangerous pathogens into the environment. Federal research facilities rely on internet-connected devices to automate many basic building functions like ventilation, heating and security, as well as more...

Agencies Become Anti-Social Amid Shutdown

January 22, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Social media has made it easier than ever for agencies to connect with citizens, but the federal shutdown forced many of the government’s biggest accounts to go silent. With the shutdown rolling into its third day, many of the people who run agency websites and social media pages are out...

Design a Long-Haul Drone And Win Up to $320,000

January 22, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you’re a problem solver with an interest in drone technology, then you have a shot at winning hundreds of thousands of dollars courtesy of the federal government. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is launching a competition to see who can design and build a cost-effective drone that...