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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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OMB Names Who Will Divvy Up Modernization Funds

March 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday announced the seven federal technology leaders who will hold the keys to an up to $500 million fund that agencies can borrow against to update aging unsecure systems. Newly appointed Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent will head the board of the...

Here’s How Agriculture Plans to Overhaul Its Tech

February 28, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Agriculture Department will kick off the bidding process for an ambitious facelift to the agency’s IT apparatus as soon as this summer, according to Chief Information Officer Gary Washington. The tech renovations, which include consolidating 39 data centers into two facilities, migrating legacy systems to the cloud and upgrading...

White House Opens Applications for Technology Modernization Fund

February 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Tuesday published guidelines for federal agencies looking to bring their IT systems into the 21st century under new legislation. The Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday outlined how department heads can use the provisions created by the Modernizing Government Technology Act to upgrade outdated IT...

Budget Cuts, White House Apathy Stifling Open Data Efforts

February 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government data every day informs decisions in policy, farming, business and countless other fields, but open data experts worry the accuracy and accessibility of that information are threatened amid sparse funding and apathy from the Trump administration. “Government data has long served [as] an authoritative source of information about the...

Coast Guard Needs Fresh IT, People to Keep Networks Secure

February 27, 2018 With cyberattacks growing more frequent and sophisticated than ever before, a small Coast Guard office is busy updating the service’s old IT systems to stay one-step ahead of the latest online threats. As head of the branch’s Cyber Command, Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday is tasked with defending the IT networks,...

Coast Guard Needs Fresh IT, People to Keep Networks Secure

February 26, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With cyberattacks growing more frequent and sophisticated than ever before, a small Coast Guard office is busy updating the service’s old IT systems to stay one-step ahead of the latest online threats. As head of the branch’s Cyber Command, Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday is tasked with defending the IT networks,...

Pentagon R&D Funding Fell $4 Billion Short of Experts' Recommendations Last Year

February 26, 2018 Many revolutionary technologies have sprung from Defense Department laboratories over the years, but the Pentagon’s current funding levels for research and development are well below what they should be, researchers found. In fiscal 2017, the Pentagon allocated $13.4 billion for “science and technology,” a broad category that encompasses basic and...

Pentagon R&D Funding Fell $4 Billion Short of Experts' Recommendations Last Year

February 23, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many revolutionary technologies have sprung from Defense Department laboratories over the years, but the Pentagon’s current funding levels for research and development are well below what they should be, researchers found. In fiscal 2017, the Pentagon allocated $13.4 billion for “science and technology,” a broad category that encompasses basic and...

Interior Department Sees ‘Limitless Possibilities’ for Drones

February 22, 2018 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...