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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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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...

Experts Sound Off on AI’s ‘Spiderman’ Problem

March 30, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the Spiderman comic, Uncle Ben tells a young Peter Parker that “with great power comes great responsibility.” Technology experts offered similar advice to government and industry adopting artificial intelligence tools in a wide-ranging report published Wednesday. Advancements in AI could boost the economy, increase productivity and help people make...

Meet The Woman Who’s Making Soldiers More Energy Efficient

March 29, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The smartphone in your pocket can connect you to an infinite trove of information. But once the battery dies, it’s little more than a black box with some useless buttons. Similarly, soldiers could find themselves stranded in the world’s most hostile locales if the advanced technology they rely on runs...

Can a Mobile App Stop Veteran Suicides?

March 28, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department is calling on the private sector to share ideas for developing a smartphone application that can intervene when veterans are considering taking their own lives. Almost 30 groups attended the VA’s industry day on Wednesday looking to get involved in building a suicide prevention app for...

Government Seeks Biometric Tech That Doesn’t Need People to Scan Fingerprints

March 27, 2018 In the future, human cops will still be the ones arresting you, searching you and booking you, but machines might be taking your fingerprints. The Intelligence Community’s long-range research group is looking to develop biometric technology that can automatically collect fingerprints from hands and surfaces without the need for a...