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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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Hundreds of IT Flaws Leave the Pentagon's Finances at Risk

January 10, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hundreds of vulnerabilities in the Pentagon’s IT ecosystem put the agency at risk of having billions of dollars in payments lost, stolen or duplicated, an internal watchdog found. The Defense Department inspector general flagged some 800 new shortcomings across the agency’s IT systems and processes in 2018, according to a...

DARPA Thinks Insect Brains Might Hold the Secret to Next-Gen AI

January 10, 2019 The Pentagon’s research wing is trying to reduce the amount of computing power and hardware needed to run advanced artificial intelligence tools, and it’s turning to insects for inspiration. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Friday began soliciting ideas on how to build computing systems as small and efficient...

Critical Update: The New Congress (And a Shutdown)

January 10, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Democrats officially took control of the House last week, which means Capitol Hill is realigning its approach on issues like tech and cyber. Democratic leaders will have a chance to pursue their own priorities and policies, and much of the agenda will play out on newly rostered committees and subcommittees....

DARPA Thinks Insect Brains Might Hold the Secret to Next-Gen AI

January 9, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon’s research wing is trying to reduce the amount of computing power and hardware needed to run advanced artificial intelligence tools, and it’s turning to insects for inspiration. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Friday began soliciting ideas on how to build computing systems as small and efficient...

GPO Awards $115 Million for Census Questionnaires, Paper Products

January 8, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Government Publishing Office on Tuesday awarded a $114.6 million contract on behalf of the U.S. Census Bureau to cover printing materials and mailing services related to the 2020 count. Under the deal, Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company will produce and disseminate the numerous questionnaires, letters, postcards and envelopes...

Shutdown Forces Feds Off the Conference Circuit

January 8, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The partial government shutdown is keeping hundreds of government scientists and tech leaders from attending major conferences around the country. And the lack of intermingling between the public and private sector could deprive agencies of valuable ideas and effective solutions, according to event organizers. Now in its 18th day, the...

Election Security is a Key Part of House Democrats' Reform Bill

January 8, 2019 The sweeping government reform legislation proposed by House Democrats last week would provide states with federal funding to improve their election infrastructure and support bug bounty programs to improve election cybersecurity. One of first bills of the 116th Congress, the For the People Act would also charge the Homeland Security...

GSA Emerging Tech Leader Heads to the Private Sector

January 7, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One of the General Services Administration’s biggest emerging tech advocates is leaving the government for the private sector. Justin Herman, who leads GSA’s Emerging Citizen Technology Office, announced Monday he was stepping down from his post at the end of the week. On Jan. 14, he will join the cloud...

Election Security is a Key Part of House Democrats' Reform Bill

January 7, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The sweeping government reform legislation proposed Thursday by House Democrats would provide states with federal funding to improve their election infrastructure and support bug bounty programs to improve election cybersecurity. One of first bills of the 116th Congress, the For the People Act would also charge the Homeland Security Department...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Fight Chinese Tech Theft and Supply Chain Threats

January 4, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers on Friday unveiled bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the government’s response to international technology theft and supply chain risks posed by global powers like China. The yet-unnamed bill, introduced by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would stand up a group within the White House to coordinate...