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Jack Corrigan

Staff Correspondent, Nextgov 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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FBI’s Facial Recognition Programs Under Fire Over Privacy, Accuracy Concerns

April 18, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The FBI still has not assessed whether its facial recognition systems meet privacy and accuracy standards nearly three years after a congressional watchdog—the Government Accountability Office—raised multiple concerns about the bureau’s use of the tech. Since 2015, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have used the Next Generation Identification-Interstate...

VA Looks to 3D-Printing to Improve Veteran Care

April 17, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A team of doctors at the Veterans Affairs Department is pioneering new ways to use 3D-printing to plan surgeries, assist amputees and—maybe one day—build bones and organs from scratch. Over the last three years, the Veterans Health Administration has built up a nationwide network of physicians, surgeons and researchers interested...

Judge Lifts Stay on the Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract

April 17, 2019 A senior federal claims court judge on Monday lifted the stay on the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition process, bringing the department one step closer to awarding the $10 billion cloud computing contract. The stay was put in place in February to allow Defense Department officials to investigate whether...

Inside One Lawmaker's Proposal for a Privacy Bill of Rights

April 17, 2019 The latest privacy framework introduced on Capitol Hill would offer consumers sweeping control of their data while forcing companies to be more transparent about how they use and secure that information. The Privacy Bill of Rights Act, introduced Friday by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., also takes aim at a number...

Judge Lifts Stay on the Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract

April 16, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A senior federal claims court judge on Monday lifted the stay on the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition process, bringing the department one step closer to awarding the $10 billion cloud computing contract. The stay was put in place in February to allow Defense Department officials to investigate whether...

IARPA is Investing in AI That Constantly Analyzes Worldwide Satellite Images

April 16, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Intelligence Community’s research arm is working to build a machine-learning system that would automatically monitor large-scale construction projects and other “anthropogenic activity” across the planet. The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity on Friday released a draft solicitation for an advanced analytics tool that could stitch together satellite images from...

Inside One Lawmaker's Proposal for a Privacy Bill of Rights

April 15, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The latest privacy framework introduced on Capitol Hill would offer consumers sweeping control of their data while forcing companies to be more transparent about how they use and secure that information. The Privacy Bill of Rights Act, introduced Friday by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., also takes aim at a number...

Nearly Every Agency Missed Their Data Center Optimization Goals, Watchdog Says

April 12, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Nearly every federal agency failed to meet the White House’s goals for optimizing their data centers in 2018, a congressional watchdog found. The government has for years worked to consolidate its sprawling IT ecosystem and ensure the facilities that remain are being used efficiently. While agencies are making progress in...

GAO Will Pour $15 Million Into New Tech Assessment Office in 2020

April 11, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Government Accountability Office will spend $15 million next year scaling up a new office dedicated to building tech literacy on Capitol Hill and informing policy decisions on issues like 5G, quantum computing and privacy. Officials plan to expand the Science and Technology Assessment and Analytics group’s staff from 49...