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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 Gambles on Shorter Cybersecurity Testing for 2020 Count

May 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Census Bureau is behind schedule building and testing the technology it needs to count the population in 2020, and experts worry rushing the rollout of those IT systems will leave their cybersecurity below par. The Government Accountability Office reports the bureau has fully tested only eight of the 44...

The Government's Tech Talent Gap is (Still) Getting Worse

May 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The age gap in the federal IT workforce is growing wider as agencies fight to attract young technologists to government, according to the latest data from the Office of Personnel Management. The government added more than 200 people to its IT workforce from September to December, expanding from 84,451 employees...

Navy's R&D Wing is Building a Lean, Mean Innovation Machine

May 4, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As sports coaches and self-help books have said for decades, the first step to fixing any problem is recognizing what it is. And Rich Carlin thinks the military’s research and development efforts could benefit from digging a bit deeper into issues before looking for a solution. Carlin, who leads the...

The Energy Department is Investing $30 Million in Quantum Research

May 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department on Wednesday announced its plans to invest up to $30 million into building the groundwork for the next generation of supercomputers. The funds, divvied up over three years, will support research into quantum information science, a sprawling field that forms the basis of quantum computing and other...

Lawmakers Question the Office of American Innovation’s Activities and Ethics

May 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When it opened its doors in March 2017, the Office of American Innovation inherited no small task: apply private-sector principles to a sprawling list of the country’s toughest issues, including federal IT modernization, opioid abuse and economic growth. As the policy shop enters its second year, lawmakers are starting to...

DHS Startup Accelerator Awards Its First Final-Phase Contract

April 30, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A company looking to secure video feeds on the internet of things just became the first group to enter the final stage of the Homeland Security Department’s startup accelerator program. Homeland Security on Monday announced a $200,000 contract to Ionic Security Inc. to complete the fourth phase of the Silicon...

Energy Wants Electric Cars to Charge in 15 Minutes or Less

April 30, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Electric vehicles are quieter, cheaper to run and friendlier to the environment than their gas-powered counterparts, but while stopping at the pump takes a few minutes, charging a battery can take a few hours. But that may change soon. The Energy Department announced Monday it’s investing $19 million in research...

The Defense Innovation Board’s 10 Essential Rules for Developing Software

April 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Ten Commandments Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai may have seemed intuitive, but people still had trouble following them. Similarly, the Defense Department will likely be fighting an uphill battle to meet new guidelines decreed by one of its top tech advisory groups. The Defense Innovation Board on Thursday...

Lawmakers Want to Boost Their Tech-Savvy By Reviving Defunct Office

April 26, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers want to resurrect a long-shuttered congressional office to boost their tech-savvy and help government grapple with privacy, cybersecurity and more of today’s trickiest tech issues. Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill., and Mark Takano, D-Calif., on Thursday introduced a resolution to renew funding for the Office of Technology Assessment, echoing the...

One of the Pentagon’s Worldwide Networks Is About to Get 10x Faster

April 25, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon is revamping a protected telecommunications network it uses to deliver mission-critical information around the world 10 times faster. On Wednesday, the Defense Information Systems Agency announced its plan to increase the bandwidth of the Defense Information System Network—which delivers data, voice and video—from 10 gigabytes per second to...