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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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NASA Is Making Troves of Satellite Data More Accessible Than Ever

July 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA on Wednesday launched an online toolkit that could make it easier than ever for businesses and entrepreneurs to cash in on the space agency’s troves of satellite data. For years groups have used NASA satellite imagery to forecast crop growth, monitor wildlife and even enhance video games, but the...

Census Bureau Fumbles a 'Foundational' Part of the 2020 Trial Run

July 18, 2018 The Census Bureau needs to fix multiple software and IT issues in its address canvassing operation or risks mishandling data in the 2020 count, according to a congressional watchdog. When testing its process for verifying addresses, the bureau double-counted multiple address blocks and failed to collect or altogether deleted location...

Census Bureau Fumbles a 'Foundational' Part of the 2020 Trial Run

July 18, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Census Bureau needs to fix multiple software and IT issues in its address canvassing operation or risks mishandling data in the 2020 count, according to a congressional watchdog. When testing its process for verifying addresses, the bureau double-counted multiple address blocks and failed to collect or altogether deleted location...

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

July 18, 2018 The idea of humans controlling machines with their minds has spun off sci-fi blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and entire subgenres of foreign film, but while today skyscraper-sized fighting robots exist only on the big screen, the Pentagon is building technology that could one day make them a reality. Today, the...

Pentagon Plans to Publish Broad Artificial Intelligence Strategy ‘Within Weeks’

July 18, 2018 A top Defense Department tech official on Tuesday said the Pentagon is weeks away from publishing its first broad strategy for artificial intelligence. The department plans to release a report detailing its long-term plans for artificial intelligence “within weeks” as leaders increasingly stress the technology’s potential to strengthen national security,...

Pentagon Plans to Publish Broad Artificial Intelligence Strategy ‘Within Weeks’

July 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A top Defense Department tech official on Tuesday said the Pentagon is weeks away from publishing its first broad strategy for artificial intelligence. The department plans to release a report detailing its long-term plans for artificial intelligence “within weeks” as leaders increasingly stress the technology’s potential to strengthen national security,...

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

July 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The idea of humans controlling machines with their minds has spun off sci-fi blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and entire subgenres of foreign film, but while today skyscraper-sized fighting robots exist only on the big screen, the Pentagon is building technology that could one day make them a reality. Today, the...

More Money for Cyber Spies, Outrage after Indictments and Supply Chain Cyber is Super Hot

July 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Intelligence Authorization Act passed Thursday by the House would allow agencies to offer higher salaries for high-skilled cybersecurity employees among numerous other tech and cyber provisions. In addition to funding the Intelligence Community through the 2019 fiscal year, the legislation would also increase oversight on IT projects, and require...

U.S. Needs a National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Lawmakers and Experts Say

July 14, 2018 Policymakers and technology experts said without a broad national strategy for driving artificial intelligence forward, the U.S. risks letting global competitors direct the growth of the budding industry. The Trump administration has taken a largely hands-off approach in regards to AI, arguing it’s still too early for the government to...

Pentagon Seeks an Edge in Quantum Computing

July 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon’s moonshot research office is calling on the tech community to help gauge the promises and limitations of quantum computing in the years ahead. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Thursday asked technology experts from industry and academia to weigh in on the impacts quantum computing could have...