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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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Here’s What’s Blocking HHS Offices From Sharing Data with Each Other

September 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Health and Human Services Department leaders want agency offices to start sharing more data with each other, but rank-and-file employees say the rules for doing so are hazy at best. With no agencywide guidance for sharing information and stiff penalties for breaking confidentiality and patient privacy laws, HHS employees are...

Fed Pay Raises Rise From the Dead and Congress Says “Meh” to Trump’s Election Security Order

September 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government employees might get a pay raise next year after all. Lawmakers on Friday included a provision that would raise feds’ salaries by 1.9 percent in the conference report for the Defense, Labor, Education and Health and Human Services departments funding bill. Though the “minibus” bill would only include funding...

Congress Doesn’t Know Who’s in Charge of VA’s $10 Billion Health Records Overhaul

September 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The office created to ensure health record interoperability between the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments will cripple the agencies’ latest multibillion-dollar overhaul efforts if it doesn’t change its role, according to a congressional watchdog. “Based on the [Interagency Program Office]’s past history, I think it’s evident they never had the...

Lawmaker: If You Think Patching is Tough Now, It’s Going to Get Worse

September 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the long run, agencies’ heavy reliance on software patching could create more problems than it solves, according to one tech-savvy lawmaker. And with billions of internet-connected devices expected to flood government facilities in the years ahead, he said, the situation is only going to get worse. “[With] those legacy...

How One Company Aims to Model the World—and All Its Activity—in the Cloud

September 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The amount of geospatial intelligence available today is hitting at an all-time high, but aggregating and analyzing all that information can be a difficult, costly endeavor. “The job of going to multiple places, contracting and buying and pulling and preparing all this data has really inhibited the deployment of what...

DARPA Wants to Find Botnets Before They Attack

September 12, 2018 The military’s research branch is investing in systems that automatically locate and dismantle botnets before hackers use them to cripple websites, companies or even entire countries. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Aug. 30 awarded a $1.2 million contract to cybersecurity firm Packet Forensics to develop novel ways to...

DARPA Wants to Find Botnets Before They Attack

September 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The military’s research branch is investing in systems that automatically locate and dismantle botnets before hackers use them to cripple websites, companies or even entire countries. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Aug. 30 awarded a $1.2 million contract to cybersecurity firm Packet Forensics to develop novel ways to...

Senate Poised to Finally Digitize Error-Prone Campaign Finance Reporting

September 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers are on the cusp of reforming an antiquated campaign finance process that’s led to millions of dollars in misreported spending on Senate races. A one-line provision tucked away in the 2019 Legislative Branch funding bill would require Senate candidates to electronically file campaign spending reports with the Federal Election...

The House is Shuttling Through Tech and Cyber Bills but the Senate’s Behind

September 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House passed a slew of tech and cyber bills last week, ranging from imposing automatic sanctions on foreign hackers to creating a new chief data officer position at the Homeland Security Department. With a tight legislative calendar before this Congress turns into a pumpkin in January, however, the Senate...

Pentagon Will Spend $2 Billion Developing Next-Generation AI

September 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon on Friday announced it would spend more than $2 billion over the next five years to advance the foundations of artificial intelligence technology. Through the AI Next initiative, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to bring about so-called “third wave” AI, tools capable of human-like communication and...