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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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DHS Has a Plan to Make You Stop Hating Airport Security

May 29, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Almost everybody loves to vacation and some even enjoy the flight to their getaway, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone with a soft spot for airport security. Passenger screening policies are intended to keep the skies safe, but that's not what people think when they’re held up in line...

GSA Wants to Help Your Agency Cash in on the Technology Modernization Fund

May 25, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration wants to help agencies cash in on newly available funds to chip away at IT modernization wishlists and get those moonshot tech projects off the ground. On Thursday, the agency opened registration for a workshop aimed at teaching government techies how to boost their chances of...

Investigators Slam NASA for Numerous IT and Cybersecurity Shortcomings

May 24, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Overseeing agencywide IT isn’t rocket science, though NASA probably wishes it was. The space agency may have no trouble exploring the farthest reaches of the cosmos, but it continues to drop the ball on a slew of issues related to IT strategy and management, cybersecurity and workforce planning, multiple auditors...

Pentagon Bans Personal Devices from Classified Areas

May 23, 2018 The Defense Department on Tuesday issued a sweeping electronics policy banning personal and government-issued mobile devices from secure spaces within the Pentagon. The new rules bar all military personnel, government employees, contractors and visitors from bringing internet-connected devices into areas of the Pentagon where classified information is processed, handled or...

Pentagon Bans Personal Devices from Classified Areas

May 23, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department on Tuesday issued a sweeping electronics policy banning personal and government-issued mobile devices from secure spaces within the Pentagon. The new rules bar all military personnel, government employees, contractors and visitors from bringing internet-connected devices into areas of the Pentagon where classified information is processed, handled or...

U.S. Digital Service Will Teach You How to Buy the Latest Tech

May 23, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. Digital Service on Wednesday announced a new training program to help federal acquisition employees update their contracting know-how for the 21st century. USDS partnered with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to create the core-plus certification in Contracting for Digital Services, a course aimed at showing feds the...

We Need a DARPA-Like Program for Veterans’ Problems, Experts Say

May 22, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department’s research and development operations need a substantial reboot to provide vets with emerging technologies that could improve their lives when they return home, experts told Congress. Devoting more agency funds to R&D would not only help put more products on the market in less time but...

House Passes Bill to Keep Tabs on VA’s Health Records Modernization

May 22, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the run-up to Memorial Day, the House on Tuesday passed a slew of veteran-focused legislation, including a bill that would keep Congress in the loop on a massive effort to modernize electronic medical records at the Veterans Affairs Department. The Veterans’ Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act would require...

Puerto Rico’s Power Grid to Get Boost from Energy Department Project

May 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department’s moonshot research office is helping Puerto Rico rebuild its power grid to be more efficient and better equipped to handle future natural disasters. ProsumerGrid, an organization funded by the department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, is working with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority build a more resilient...

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number Is Secret

May 20, 2018 Government and industry rely on Social Security numbers as a fail-safe way to ensure people are who they claim to be, but massive data breaches have led cybersecurity experts to argue the nine-digit identifier is past its prime. High-profile data breaches have dumped hundreds of millions of Social Security numbers...