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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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DARPA Wants to Make Underground Maps on the Fly

August 15, 2018 Finding your way through caves and tunnels is both difficult and extremely dangerous, but the Pentagon’s research office wants to build technology that can navigate underground environments while humans stay on the surface. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is finalizing teams for its Subterranean Challenge, or SubT, a three-year...

DARPA Wants to Make Underground Maps on the Fly

August 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Finding your way through caves and tunnels is both difficult and extremely dangerous, but the Pentagon’s research office wants to build technology that can navigate underground environments while humans stay on the surface. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is finalizing teams for its Subterranean Challenge, or SubT, a three-year...

USDA Wants One Hub to Connect Agency Leaders to Every Employee

August 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Agriculture Department wants to build an online homepage where top officials could keep every employee in the loop on the latest happenings across the agency. The Intranet Initiative comes as the latest effort to improve customer experience and streamline departmentwide management under Secretary Sonny Perdue’s OneUSDA policy. “The goal...

Industry Groups Push for Background Check Reform In Intelligence Appropriations Bill

August 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Technology and defense industry trade groups are urging Congress to use the must-pass intelligence community appropriations bill to make sweeping reforms to the government’s antiquated security clearance process. In a letter to House and Senate Intelligence Committee leaders, the organizations recommended lawmakers preserve 10 provisions in the Intelligence Authorization Act...

Hackers Target Marines for Pentagon's Latest Bug Bounty

August 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department on Sunday invited some 100 handpicked hackers to hunt for security holes in the Marine Corps’ primary communications network, kicking off the Pentagon’s sixth bug bounty program. The challenge, dubbed “Hack the Marine Corps,” began with a live-hacking event in Las Vegas, where hackers from around the...

How Artificial Intelligence Could Keep US Army Vehicles Ready for Action

August 11, 2018 Going into combat is difficult enough as it is and the last thing you want on the battlefield is to have your equipment break down, especially something as critical as the vehicle that’s getting you around. That’s why the U.S. Army spends millions of dollars every year making sure its...

How Artificial Intelligence Could Keep Army Transports Ready for Action

August 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Going into combat is difficult enough as it is and the last thing you want on the battlefield is to have your equipment break down, especially something as critical as the vehicle that’s getting you around. That’s why the Army spends millions of dollars every year making sure its infantry...

It Just Got Cheaper for Agencies to Run Training Programs

August 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government is making it cheaper for agencies take advantage of human capital and training services. The General Services Administration and Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday they lowered the access fee for Human Capital and Training Solutions contracts from 2 percent to 0.75 percent. In other words, agencies now...

DIUx Drops the X, Becomes Permanent

August 9, 2018 Diving into long-term relationships can be scary, but the Defense Department said it’s ready to go to commit to its startup outreach program. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, the office charged with bringing Silicon Valley tech to the Pentagon, will now be known as Defense Innovation Unit, the department announced Thursday....

The Pentagon's Startup Outreach Office is No Longer an Experiment

August 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Diving into long-term relationships can be scary, but the Defense Department said it’s ready to go to commit to its startup outreach program. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, the office charged with bringing Silicon Valley tech to the Pentagon, will now be known as Defense Innovation Unit, the department announced Thursday....