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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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GSA Is Giving a Bird's Eye View of Emerging Government Tech

April 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Keeping up with emerging technology in government can make you feel like the lame kid in high school: When there’s a party, you don’t usually hear about it. A new initiative at the General Services Administration aims to loop any interested feds in on the latest efforts to roll out...

College Students Battle To Control the Power Grid in Energy Department Challenge

April 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If America’s critical infrastructure came under attack, cybersecurity specialists could be the first—and possibly last—line of protection against a nationwide crisis. Over the weekend, the Energy Department put the next generation of cyber defenders through a trial run. The agency on Saturday brought together 25 teams of college students to...

White House Wants Regulators to Keep Hands Off Tech Industry

April 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House’s top tech adviser on Tuesday redoubled the Trump administration’s commitment to deregulate the tech sector and scorned countries that seek to restrict the information flowing across their borders. Michael Kratsios, the deputy U.S. chief technology officer within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, outlined...

Energy Department Offers $1.8 Billion to Dethrone China in Supercomputing

April 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department is looking to partner with industry to build what would become the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The agency on Monday published a request for proposal worth up to $1.8 billion to develop two exascale supercomputers, and a potential third supercomputer at some point in the...

All Bid Protests Must Be Submitted Online Starting in May

April 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Vendors that don’t like the results of a contract award will have to go online to take up their beef up with the Government Accountability Office starting next month. GAO on Thursday announced its plans to launch the electronic bid protest docketing system, a web portal where groups can securely...

Report: Men Are More Comfortable Giving Up Biometric Data Than Women Are

April 4, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some agencies are doubling down on biometric technology as a way to improve the way they serve citizens, but a recent study found many people aren’t comfortable with the government stockpiling their sensitive data, especially women and millennials. A majority of people said they’d be willing to share their fingerprints,...

Is Blockchain Right for Your Agency? Here’s a Quiz to Find Out.

April 3, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies aren’t always known for being early adopters of emerging technologies, but experts want to make sure government “doesn’t miss the boat” on the distributed ledger system that’s set the tech industry abuzz in recent years. The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council published a step-by-step guide...

The Pentagon is Letting Hackers Loose on Its Travel Management System

April 3, 2018 The Defense Department kicked off a bug bounty program on Sunday to boost the security of the enterprise system used by millions of employees to organize travel plans. Reina Staley, chief of staff and co-founder of the Defense Digital Service, told Nextgov the competition is focused on the Defense Travel...

The Pentagon is Letting Hackers Loose on Its Travel Management System

April 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department kicked off a bug bounty program on Sunday to boost the security of the enterprise system used by millions of employees to organize travel plans. Reina Staley, chief of staff and co-founder of the Defense Digital Service, told Nextgov the competition is focused on the Defense Travel...

Social Media Screening Won’t Slow Down the Visa Process, State Department Says

April 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The State Department wants to screen five years worth of emails, phone logs and social media accounts for every visa applicant, but that won’t add any time to the approval process, according to an agency official. “Collecting this additional information from visa applicants will strengthen our process for vetting these...