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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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Homeland Security Wants Industry Input on Wearable Tech for First Responders

March 6, 2018 The Homeland Security Department wants industry to weigh in on the agency’s strategy for tethering cameras, sensors and other tech tools to first responders to boost their safety and effectiveness in the line of duty. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate in February began asking for industry feedback on its...

Lax Census Background Checks Could OK ‘Unfit’ Employees for 2020

March 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Census Bureau’s lax oversight of employee background checks is making the process of vetting hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for the 2020 count more expensive and potentially less effective, investigators found. The Commerce Department inspector general found the Census Investigative Services office isn’t following its own rules for...

DHS Wants Industry Input on How First Responders Should Wear Their Tech

March 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department wants industry to weigh in on the agency’s strategy for tethering cameras, sensors and other tech tools to first responders to boost their safety and effectiveness in the line of duty. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate in February began asking for industry feedback on its...

Congress Mulls a CIO's Authority, Future of Homeland Security and Data Breaches

March 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill that would boost the buying authority of the Federal Communications Commission chief information officer. The FCC CIO Parity Act is tucked into Ray Baum’s Act, legislation that would reauthorize the FCC for the first time in 15 years and contains several...

Homeland Security to Put First Responder Tech to the Test

March 4, 2018 The Homeland Security Department is looking for ways emerging technologies can keep first responders better connected when disaster strikes. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate on Wednesday opened applications for the agency’s Harris County Operational Experimentation, a chance for groups to prove their technology’s worth in improving safety and effectiveness...

DHS To Put First Responder Tech to the Test

March 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department is looking for ways emerging technologies can keep first responders better connected when disaster strikes. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate on Wednesday opened applications for the agency’s Harris County Operational Experimentation, a chance for groups to prove their technology’s worth in improving safety and effectiveness...

Government Can Tackle Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Better than Industry, Experts Say

March 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government needs to make targeted investments in artificial intelligence to continue the country’s global leadership in the burgeoning industry and prepare Americans for a changing workforce, according to technology experts. Policymakers must to limit regulations on artificial intelligence, create more job retraining programs and invest more heavily in research...

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...