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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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VA’s $16 Billion E-Health Record Overhaul is Already $350 Million Over Budget

November 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow House lawmakers on Wednesday demanded the Veterans Affairs Department explain a $350 million cost hike to its $15.8 billion electronic health record overhaul just six months into the project. In May, the agency signed a $10 billion, 10-year contract with Cerner Corp. to adopt the same health record platform as...

NSF Wants to Build an App that Matches Feds to Tech Jobs

November 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Science Foundation is looking to build an app that helps federal employees grow their skills and navigate the job market in the digital age. The Career Compass Challenge, which NSF launched Friday, aims to create a tool that provides custom career advice based on people’s current skills and...

VA is Looking for a Platform to Track Talent and Spot Future Leaders

November 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department wants to stand up a platform to help the agency track workforce talent and spot employees with the potential to move up the career ladder. The agency on Thursday began recruiting vendors to build an “enterprise learning management” system, a single platform where employees can find...

A New Congress Brings New Tech Priorities and Increased Oversight

November 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Democrats’ House takeover and shifts in the Senate landscape are bound to shift Congress’s tech and cyber policies. Here’s a rundown. Pushing on Privacy For starters, you can expect the debate over online privacy to grow louder in the coming months, according to Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif. Khanna listed personal...

DHS-Funded Tech Could Help Calculate the Costs of Cyberattacks

November 11, 2018 The Homeland Security Department is devoting nearly $1.3 million to researchers trying to figure out how organizations can get the most bang for their bucks when investing in cybersecurity. The agency on Thursday announced it would fund teams at the University of California, San Diego, and University of Illinois, Chicago,...

DHS-Funded Tech Could Help Calculate the Costs of Cyberattacks

November 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department is devoting nearly $1.3 million to researchers trying to figure out how organizations can get the most bang for their bucks when investing in cybersecurity. The agency on Thursday announced it would fund teams at the University of California, San Diego, and University of Illinois, Chicago,...

White House Expects to Hold Steady on Tech Policies Despite House Flip

November 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Top White House advisers on Thursday said the administration will continue its approach to federal IT modernization and minimal tech regulation despite Democrats taking control of the House in Tuesday’s midterms. But on Capitol Hill, Democratic leaders are gearing up to fight for measures that directly clash with the White...

How the Midterms Shake Up Tech Oversight

November 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After claiming the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections, Democrats are preparing to reshape the chamber's oversight priorities. In the coming months, the Democratic House Steering Committee will select committee chairmen, reorganize subcommittees and largely chart the chamber’s agenda for the next two years. While this process will realign the focus...

CDC is Testing Blockchain to Monitor the Country's Health in Real Time

November 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tracking major public health developments requires lots of data, and the Centers for Disease Control is exploring how blockchain can help address the privacy and security concerns that limit access to that information. The agency relies heavily on surveys of medical professionals to assess the health of the country, but...

TSA Wants Industry Input on Its Proposed Agile Contract Vehicle

November 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Transportation Security Administration is asking industry to weigh in on its strategy for building a bullpen of tech companies the agency could call on to stand up new software applications. The agency on Monday issued a special notice detailing its Fast Agile Scalable Teams procurement program, a proposed contract...