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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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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....

Report: Private Trump Advisers Tried to Derail the VA’s Multibillion-Dollar IT Overhaul

August 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A private group of Trump administration advisers is playing an outsized role in shaping IT policy decisions at the Veterans Affairs Department, including the agency’s high-stakes electronic health record overhaul, according to a recent report. In an investigation published Tuesday, ProPublica revealed the three-man cabal tried to derail the VA’s...

VA Wants a New Cloud for Its Mobile Apps

August 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department is looking for a team of developers to stand up and support a new cloud environment where the agency can develop and host a variety of mobile apps. The group would also be charged with migrating between 20 and 30 applications to the new platform and...

FCC IG Says the Alleged Net Neutrality DDoS Attack Never Happened

August 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Communications Commission’s internal watchdog officially debunked claims that malicious cyber activity caused the traffic spike that briefly crippled the agency’s public comment system on May 7, 2017. The delays likely stemmed from “system design issues” and “‘flash crowd’ activity” that came about minutes after “Last Week Tonight with...

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...