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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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Pentagon Sets Big Goals for Its New AI Center

July 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department expects its new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to speed up the adoption of AI tools across the military enterprise and draw a wave of talented technologists to the Pentagon. At a Defense Innovation Board public meeting on Wednesday, the department also asked the advisory group to help...

VA Creates Special Office to Direct $16B Health Record Overhaul

July 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department on Thursday announced it established a special office to make sure the agency’s multibillion electronic health record digitization effort stays on track. The Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, which launched last month, is responsible for managing the preparation, rollout and upkeep of the new medical...

GSA Adds Login.gov to Sweeping Bug Bounty Program

July 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration is inviting ethical hackers to break into the sign-on portal for citizens applying for government jobs and accessing federal programs. The agency on Wednesday added Login.gov to its sweeping public bug bounty program, offering anyone who discovers a security gap within the site potentially thousands of...

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

July 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 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...

DHS Awards $1.5M for Algorithms to Accelerate Airport Security

July 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department awarded $1.5 million to the top eight finishers in a competition to design machine-learning algorithms that get people through airport security faster than ever. Participants worked to build an application that detects contraband on air travelers more quickly and accurately than existing security scanners. The contest,...

White House Official: Bet on U.S. to Win the AI War

July 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A top White House technology leader is convinced the U.S. will win the race for global dominance in artificial intelligence despite competitors like China pouring more resources into fleshing out the technology. “I’m always going to bet on the American innovation ecosystem,” said U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios....

DHS Teams Up With Canadian Counterpart to Test First Responder Tech

July 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department is joining forces with Canada’s national security research office to test a variety of innovative tools that could make firefighters, paramedics and other first responders more effective in the line of duty. On Friday, Homeland Security and the Defence Research and Development Canada Centre for Security...

HHS is Using Data to Fight Opioid Abuse, Fraud and Just About Everything Else

July 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Dr. Charles Gott had been practicing medicine for more than 30 years at the time of his arrest. Trained as a cardiologist, Gott began treating patients with chronic pain at his Bowling Green, Kentucky, clinic in the mid-2000s, and within a few years he was prescribing more methadone than any...

CIA Official: Cloud Is More Secure Than Old Tech, Less 'Soul-Crushing'

June 23, 2018 Federal officials have for years cited cybersecurity as one of their top concerns when moving to the cloud, but a top tech official at the CIA said the technology is better equipped than any legacy system to house the country’s most valuable secrets. “Security is an absolutely existential need for...

CIA Official: Cloud Is More Secure Than Old Tech, Less 'Soul-Crushing'

June 22, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal officials have for years cited cybersecurity as one of their top concerns when moving to the cloud, but a top tech official at the CIA said the technology is better equipped than any legacy system to house the country’s most valuable secrets. “Security is an absolutely existential need for...