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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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24 Companies Join VA’s Health Record Modernization Team

October 4, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The vendor responsible for modernizing the Veterans Affairs Department’s electronic health record system recruited 24 more companies to assist with the massive overhaul. Cerner Corp. on Wednesday announced it teamed up with a lengthy list of subcontractors as the multi-billion dollar overhaul of VA’s health record platform gets underway. “[The...

IG: Incompatible Tech Added to Family Separation Policy Chaos

October 3, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Incompatible IT systems and shoddy data sharing prevented agencies from reuniting children and parents separated at the border under the Trump administration’s stringent immigration policies, according to federal auditors. The lack of integration between agencies’ immigration IT systems hampered efforts to identify and track children and families taken into federal...

DHS Restructures Research Office to Meet Emerging Threats Head On

October 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department restructured its science and technology office to speed up the innovation process and ensure agencies have a hand in shaping the research done on their behalf. The reorganization, which the Science and Technology Directorate announced Monday, addresses many of the bureaucratic and management challenges that slowed...

By the Numbers: Federal Agencies Face Uneven Struggle Hiring Young Tech Talent

October 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It’s no secret the federal tech workforce is getting older, but some agencies are having a lot more difficulty recruiting young IT professionals than others, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management. And while civilian agencies generally face the most lopsided age disparities, the importance departments place on...

Shutdown Averted, Congress Barrels Toward November

October 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Donald Trump on Friday signed a minibus spending bill that fends off a potential government shutdown until December. The spending package, signed two days before the end of fiscal 2018, allocates some $860 billion to the Defense, Labor, Education and Health and Human Services departments for next year and...

Social Security Administration CIO Needs Stronger Authority, Watchdog says

September 28, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Social Security Administration’s top tech official needs to play a bigger role in managing the agency’s IT investments and tech workforce, according to a congressional watchdog. The administration has for years struggled with managing and modernizing its IT infrastructure, but it recently took significant steps to improving technology management...

How the U.S. Can Advance Artificial Intelligence Without Spending a Dime

September 28, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal officials have largely come around to the idea that research funding is crucial for U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence, but there are ways to accelerate innovation besides pouring in more money, according to tech experts. For one, they said, the government could map a long-term strategy for advancing the...

China is Using Tech to ‘Reset the Global Balance of Power,’ Experts Tell Congress

September 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government needs to diversify and strengthen its efforts to stop China from co-opting the U.S. innovation economy to support its own global ambitions, industry experts told lawmakers on Wednesday. And tariffs probably aren’t the best way to do it, they said. “For more than 40 years, the U.S. has...

Bill Would Give Agencies More Resources to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

September 26, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies would have to get serious about adopting artificial intelligence under a bill introduced Wednesday. The Artificial Intelligence in Government Act, sponsored by Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, would provide resources for feds to start exploring how AI could play...

U.S. Must Keep Artificial Intelligence Edge to Keep Security Threats in Check, Lawmakers Say

September 25, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. could face heightened national security threats and lose its economic edge if the government doesn’t step up its game when it comes to artificial intelligence, according to a pair of oversight lawmakers. Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., on Tuesday published a report detailing the current...