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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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Census Awards Last Major IT Contract Ahead of 2020 Count

August 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With the 2020 decennial just over the horizon, the Census Bureau awarded one of its final tech contracts and detailed strategies for locking down response data against potential cyber threats. Unisys Corp. last week won a coveted three-year contract to stand up and manage the IT infrastructure that will power...

Pentagon Prohibits Personnel From Using GPS Services in All ‘Operational Areas’

August 6, 2018 The Defense Department on Monday issued an order barring all personnel from using geolocation services on their personal and government-issued devices in all “operational areas.” The policy, which applies to smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, smartwatches and all other applications with geolocation features, goes into effect immediately. “The rapidly evolving market...

Pentagon Prohibits Personnel From Using GPS Services in All ‘Operational Areas’

August 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department on Monday issued an order barring all personnel from using geolocation services on their personal and government-issued devices in all “operational areas.” The policy, which applies to smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, smartwatches and all other applications with geolocation features, goes into effect immediately. “The rapidly evolving market...

Cyberattacks Haven’t Stopped but Neither Have Bills to Fight Them

August 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When they took the podium at Thursday’s White House press briefing, national security and intelligence chiefs had one resounding message for the American people: The country is still under attack. “Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day,” said...

Improve Your Agency's Customer Experience in 8 Steps

August 3, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With the White House and Congress pushing agencies to bring citizen services into the 21st century, a government tech trade group released a step-by-step guide for approaching customer experience renovations at your organization. The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council on Monday published the Customer Experience Playbook, which...

USDA Kicks Off Bidding for Second Round of IT Overhaul Contacts

August 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Agriculture Department officially kicked off bidding for the second round of contracts in its IT Centers of Excellence program this week. The department released contracts to support five critical IT areas highlighted during the first phase of the initiative—cloud adoption, infrastructure optimization, customer experience, service delivery analytics and contact...

Pentagon Expands Mobile Device Management Services

August 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Information Systems Agency on Wednesday announced plans to expand its Mobility Unclassified Capability, which allows government-issued devices to access internal networks and services for unclassified purposes. Previously, the program was only available to those who also signed up for cloud-based Defense Enterprise Email services. Contractors, mission partners, services...

The Government Needs Better Data to Stop Election Meddling

August 2, 2018 Online platforms need to be more transparent with government to help fight increasingly sophisticated online misinformation campaigns led by Russia and other adversaries, social media experts and internet analysts told lawmakers on Wednesday. Government leaders must also make it clear to adversaries there will be consequences if they attempt to...

The Government Needs Better Data to Stop Election Meddling

August 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Online platforms need to be more transparent with government to help fight increasingly sophisticated online misinformation campaigns led by Russia and other adversaries, social media experts and internet analysts told lawmakers on Wednesday. Government leaders must also make it clear to adversaries there will be consequences if they attempt to...

White House Sets Top Research & Development Priorities for 2020

July 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Tuesday outlined the top research and development areas where it wants agencies to focus funds in fiscal 2020. In a memo to agency leaders, the Office of Science and Technology Policy highlighted artificial intelligence, quantum computing, 5G broadband and national security technology among the Trump administration’s...