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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 Puerto Rico Is Rebuilding Its Network 3 Months After Maria

December 19, 2017 It took less than 24 hours for Hurricane Maria to take Puerto Rico off the grid. The first Category 4 storm to hit the island since 1932, Maria knocked out power, shut down ports and left the entire territory completely in the dark. Once the storm passed, the government had...

How Puerto Rico is Rebuilding Its Network Three Months After Maria

December 19, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It took less than 24 hours for Hurricane Maria to take Puerto Rico off the grid. The first Category 4 storm to hit the island since 1932, Maria knocked out power, shut down ports and left the entire territory completely in the dark. Once the storm passed, the government had...

Air Force Pays Out Government’s Biggest Bug Bounty Yet

December 19, 2017 On Dec. 9, a group of elite hackers once again found themselves deep within critical Air Force networks, probing for security gaps that could put the branch’s online operations at risk. And this time, military cyber specialists joined them in the hunt. The H1-212 hackathon partnered military cyber specialists with...

GAO: Agencies Have Untapped Tricks to Fill Tech Jobs

December 18, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agencies often can’t pay as much as private sector companies to fill top STEM positions, but there are other incentives they should use to hire the best of the best, a congressional watchdog found. Most large agencies have seven special payment authorities at their disposal, but less than six percent...

Air Force Pays Out Government’s Biggest Bug Bounty Yet

December 18, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On Dec. 9, a group of elite hackers once again found themselves deep within critical Air Force networks, probing for security gaps that could put the branch’s online operations at risk. And this time, military cyber specialists joined them in the hunt. The H1-212 hackathon partnered military cyber specialists with...

FCC Kills Net Neutrality Rules, Hands Internet Back to FTC

December 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Communications Commission is repealing Obama-era net neutrality regulations that gave the government oversight of internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast. After security staff briefly evacuated Thursday’s hearing, commissioners passed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s controversial “Restoring Internet Freedom” order on a 3-to-2 vote along party lines. The...

Why Veterans Affairs Isn’t Waiting for a ‘Perfect’ Health Records Solution

December 13, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Despite the challenges that lie ahead, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said now’s the time to press ahead with the agency’s plan to modernize its electronic health records system and create “as great an interoperability solution as is technologically possible.” As the VA finalizes its $10 billion contract with Cerner...

House Panel Passes Revamped Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill

December 12, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A controversial bill originally targeting online sex traffickers got the House Judiciary Committee’s stamp of approval on Tuesday after lawmakers expanded the legislation to criminalize all prostitution activities on the internet. As it moves along to a House vote, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act...

HHS Turns to Citizen Coders to Curtail Opioid Epidemic

December 11, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Health and Human Services Department thinks a solution to the opioid epidemic may lie in big data, and last week the agency called on programmers to help find it. More than 300 coders, entrepreneurs and public health advocates from around the country descended on Washington to compete in the...

VA Wasted $1.1 Billion on Failed IT Projects in Six Years

December 8, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department wasted more than a billion dollars over six years attempting to upgrade its electronic health records system before scrapping the projects in June, according to a congressional watchdog. Fifteen individual contractors received about two-thirds of the money spent during that period, and the remaining funds were...