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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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Artificial Intelligence Is Not the Right Tool for Everything, Top Army Scientist Says

March 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Discussions about the future of artificial intelligence with some technology novices—and experts—are often rife with references to "The Matrix" and "Terminator," but such romanticizing can stall agencies from adopting the technology, according to a top government scientist. “Do not be seduced into thinking [artificial intelligence] is different than any other...

FAA Expands Instant-Approval Flight Plan Program for Drones

March 13, 2018 Drone pilots will soon be able to get instant permission from the government to fly in the controlled airspace around some 500 nationwide airports. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday it will expand testing of a prototype system for automatically processing requests from drone operators to fly near airports. The...

FAA Expands Instant-Approval Flight Plan Program for Drones

March 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Drone pilots will soon be able to get instant permission from the government to fly in the controlled airspace around some 500 nationwide airports. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday it will expand testing of a prototype system for automatically processing requests from drone operators to fly near airports. The...

Congress Checks In On Modernizing Government Technology Act Progress

March 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers on Wednesday will get a mini-state of the union for federal information technology and hear progress made under the Modernization Government Technology Act. Two House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees will hear about governmentwide IT modernization plans and persistent issues in buying and implementing IT from a slate of...

Ransomware Attacks Decline But Number of Strains Doubled, Researchers Found

March 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Global ransomware attacks fell more than 70 percent in 2017, but the unique variations of ransomware doubled and half the victims who paid the hackers never got their data back, according to reports. While massive ransomware attacks like NotPetya and WannaCry recently bombarded hundreds of countries around the world, the...

USAID Launches Program To Bring More Women Online

March 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. Agency for International Development is kicking off a program to better the lives of women around the world by increasing their access to technology. USAID on Thursday launched the WomenConnect Challenge, which aims to improve the health, education and livelihood of women and girls by closing the digital...

Lawmakers Worry the U.S. is Losing Its Edge in Artificial Intelligence

March 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers worry declining federal research and development dollars could stunt the development of new artificial intelligence tools and set the country back in the race for global dominance in the emerging technology. “The future of U.S. innovation is at stake—this should be a cause of concern for everyone,” said Rep....

House Passes Bill Strengthening Powers of FCC CIO

March 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A landmark bill that would reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for the first time in nearly three decades passed the House in a rare display of bipartisan support. The Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act, or RAY BAUMS Act, aims to modernize the FCC and...

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...