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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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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...

Intel Community is Developing a More Spy-Proof Room

November 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The intelligence community wants to make the spaces government officials use to review and discuss sensitive information impervious to digital spying. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity plans to fund research to further lock down sensitive compartmented information facilities, or SCIFs, against enemy surveillance and insider threats. SCIFs are built...

Report: Management Drama Threatens to Derail VA’s Health Records Overhaul

November 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department’s multibillion-dollar health record modernization effort has been riddled with technical shortcomings and infighting, according to a ProPublica investigation. The agency in May awarded Cerner Corp. a 10-year, $10 billion contract to stand up an electronic health record platform similar to the one the company was already...

Transportation Wants to Use Data to Predict Accidents and Make Roads Safer

November 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When it comes to data, the Transportation Department is all dressed up but not sure how to present itself. While the agency collects incredibly detailed information on roads, vehicles and collisions across the country, it lacks the tech to present the data in an appealing, accessible way. But today the...

Pentagon's Health Record Platform Shows Progress After Initial Setbacks

October 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department is seeing promising results from the initial rollout of its new electronic health record system despite suffering major setbacks during its trial run, according to a vendor’s blog post. The MHS Genesis platform, developed by Cerner Corp., has so far been deployed at four military health facilities....

CDC Wants to Use Blockchain to Get People to Crisis Zones Faster

October 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is exploring whether blockchain technology can help speed up its process for deploying experts to combat epidemics and other health crises. When disaster strikes, responders can’t waste time getting their act together, but today disparate databases keep the agency from moving as quickly...

Three Agencies Tap Technology Modernization Fund in Second Round

October 29, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Technology Modernization Fund Board on Monday awarded its second batch of grants to three agencies looking to bring their IT infrastructure into the 21st century. The General Services Administration received $15 million to modernize its legacy application platform and adopt open-source technologies; the Agriculture Department won $5 million to...