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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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How Much Does Artificial Intelligence Threaten National Security?

March 22, 2018 As policymakers debate the government’s role in developing artificial intelligence, a House bill aims to shed light on the emerging technology’s role in strengthening national security. The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Act would create an independent panel to explore recent advancements in artificial intelligence and assess the economic...

How Much Does Artificial Intelligence Threaten National Security?

March 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As policymakers debate the government’s role in developing artificial intelligence, a House bill aims to shed light on the emerging technology’s role in strengthening national security. The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Act would create an independent panel to explore recent advancements in artificial intelligence and assess the economic...

How Mapping And Data Could Make The Census Cheaper

March 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new data analytics and mapping tool could save the Census Bureau from spending scarce funds tracking down the people who don’t respond to the 2020 count. The Response Outreach Area Mapper analyzes a wide array of demographic data to predict the percentage of people in a given census tract...

HHS Wants to Use AI to Buy in Bulk

March 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Health and Human Services Department is looking for someone to build an artificial intelligence tool to help the agency buy its goods and services faster and cheaper. HHS on Friday called on industry to submit proposals to develop the BUYSMARTER Acquisitions system, a tool that would use artificial intelligence...

GSA Wants to Get an E-Commerce Portal Up and Running by 2020

March 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration on Friday released the final plans for building a governmentwide e-commerce portal that would make buying commercial products easier and faster for federal agencies. In the proposal, GSA and the Office of Management and Budget detailed the timeline for rolling out the platform. The agencies also...

Agencies Need to Quit Being Difficult Customers If They Want Startup Tech

March 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Modernizing federal tech will require the government to work closely with startups and innovators, but before that can happen, agencies must make themselves more appealing customers, according to technology experts. Agencies will have to adapt to being one of many customers when they work with companies from commercial hubs like...

GSA Awards First Wave of Contracts in White House’s IT Overhaul

March 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration on Wednesday announced awardees of the first round of contracts to support the White House’s IT Modernization Centers of Excellence. GSA issued awards to support each of the five pillars in the administration’s IT modernization efforts: SIE Consulting Group for cloud adoption; McKinsey & Company for...

FEC Gets the Ball Rolling on Online Political Ads Rules

March 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Election Commission wants the public to weigh in on proposals that would shed light on the people buying political ads on Facebook, Google and other online platforms. The commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to release two proposals that would expand disclosure requirements for internet political ads for public...

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...