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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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Hurd Wins Reelection Battle

November 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One of government tech’s biggest advocates is returning for another term on Capitol Hill. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, officially won his reelection bid nearly two weeks after the polls closed. His challenger, Gina Ortiz Jones, conceded the race Monday after trailing by less than 1,000 votes in Texas’ massive 23rd...

Congress Wants to Confront Facebook, Robocallers and Data-Throttlers

November 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Democratic lawmakers clashed with the tech industry last week while Republicans sought to expand cyber protections for small businesses. Congress also finally delivered the Homeland Security Department its top legislative priority and pushed the Pentagon to chip in more cyber resources to defend civilian agencies. Here’s a rundown. Judging a...

VA Officials Reluctant to Say When G.I. Benefit Delays Will Be Fixed

November 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Veterans Affairs Department officials on Thursday refused to give a date for when they would resolve IT issues that have prevented tens of thousands of veterans from receiving G.I. Bill benefits on time. Under legislation passed in August 2017, the agency was required to reconfigure its method for calculating the...

How Wearables Could Help NIH Fight Cancer

November 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Every second of the day, companies use our personal information to customize the way we experience the world. Our online activity influences the products we’re sold, the news we consume and the social networks we build. And soon, doctors might use our data to improve the care we receive. The...

VA’s $16 Billion E-Health Record Overhaul is Already $350 Million Over Budget

November 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow House lawmakers on Wednesday demanded the Veterans Affairs Department explain a $350 million cost hike to its $15.8 billion electronic health record overhaul just six months into the project. In May, the agency signed a $10 billion, 10-year contract with Cerner Corp. to adopt the same health record platform as...

NSF Wants to Build an App that Matches Feds to Tech Jobs

November 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Science Foundation is looking to build an app that helps federal employees grow their skills and navigate the job market in the digital age. The Career Compass Challenge, which NSF launched Friday, aims to create a tool that provides custom career advice based on people’s current skills and...

VA is Looking for a Platform to Track Talent and Spot Future Leaders

November 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department wants to stand up a platform to help the agency track workforce talent and spot employees with the potential to move up the career ladder. The agency on Thursday began recruiting vendors to build an “enterprise learning management” system, a single platform where employees can find...

A New Congress Brings New Tech Priorities and Increased Oversight

November 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Democrats’ House takeover and shifts in the Senate landscape are bound to shift Congress’s tech and cyber policies. Here’s a rundown. Pushing on Privacy For starters, you can expect the debate over online privacy to grow louder in the coming months, according to Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif. Khanna listed personal...

DHS-Funded Tech Could Help Calculate the Costs of Cyberattacks

November 11, 2018 The Homeland Security Department is devoting nearly $1.3 million to researchers trying to figure out how organizations can get the most bang for their bucks when investing in cybersecurity. The agency on Thursday announced it would fund teams at the University of California, San Diego, and University of Illinois, Chicago,...

DHS-Funded Tech Could Help Calculate the Costs of Cyberattacks

November 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department is devoting nearly $1.3 million to researchers trying to figure out how organizations can get the most bang for their bucks when investing in cybersecurity. The agency on Thursday announced it would fund teams at the University of California, San Diego, and University of Illinois, Chicago,...