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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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Puerto Rico’s Power Grid to Get Boost from Energy Department Project

May 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department’s moonshot research office is helping Puerto Rico rebuild its power grid to be more efficient and better equipped to handle future natural disasters. ProsumerGrid, an organization funded by the department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, is working with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority build a more resilient...

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number Is Secret

May 20, 2018 Government and industry rely on Social Security numbers as a fail-safe way to ensure people are who they claim to be, but massive data breaches have led cybersecurity experts to argue the nine-digit identifier is past its prime. High-profile data breaches have dumped hundreds of millions of Social Security numbers...

Census Bureau Goes Tech Shopping for 2020 Count

May 18, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Census Bureau is ramping up technology investments to address a slew of IT issues experts fear could pose major threats to the integrity of the decennial count. So far this month, the bureau already requested information on three different IT services to support efforts leading up to 2020 and...

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number is Secret

May 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government and industry rely on Social Security numbers as a fail-safe way to ensure people are who they claim to be, but massive data breaches have led cybersecurity experts to argue the nine-digit identifier is past its prime. High-profile data breaches have dumped hundreds of millions of Social Security numbers...

GSA to Host Another E-Commerce Portal Industry Day

May 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration is once again asking for industry input on a massive e-commerce portal that would make buying commercial products easier and faster for federal agencies. GSA will host an industry day for the platform at its headquarters on June 21, Mark Lee, the agency’s assistant commissioner for...

Better Government Websites Build Trust with Citizens, Silicon Valley Lawmaker Says

May 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Bringing Silicon Valley principles to federal websites would make it cheaper for agencies to interact with citizens and give people a better outlook on their government, according to one lawmaker. “You talk to tech leaders and they say the single biggest thing you need to do is make it easy...

How Younger Workers Update Agency Tech and Vice Versa

May 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal leaders are struggling to attract young tech talent to government while also fighting an uphill battle to modernize legacy IT, but investing in either problem could eventually help address the other, according to a top CIA technologist. Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director of the CIA’s science and technology office, sees...

Pentagon's EHR Setbacks ‘Don't Bode Well’ for Potential Veterans Affairs Rollout

May 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon is facing major setbacks in the rollout of its new electronic health records platform, and that dampens the outlook for the Veterans Affairs Department as it prepares to implement the same system, said the agency’s former leading technologist. The Defense Department reported Friday the MHS Genesis system it’s...

The US Army Will Help Uber Get Flying Taxis Off the Ground

May 10, 2018 The U.S. Army is joining forces with Uber to build out technology that could help get the next generation of military helicopters and a proposed fleet of flying taxis off the ground. The rideshare company and Army Research Lab announced Tuesday they would collaborate on research exploring rotor technology that...

DHS Contract Will Help Drones Automatically Spot Border Threats

May 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department is investing in drone technology that could keep border patrol agents safer in the line of duty. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate on Tuesday awarded a $200,000 contract to Intelleuron to develop an adaptive reconnaissance platform that allows small unmanned aerial systems to better spot...