Jack Gillum is a senior reporter at ProPublica based in Washington, D.C., covering technology and privacy.
The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack
The software company SolarWinds unwittingly allowed hackers’ code into thousands of federal computers. A cybersecurity system called in-toto, which the government paid to develop but never required, might have protected against this.
- Jack Gillum and Peter Elkind , ProPublica
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Robocalls Told at Least 800,000 Swing State Residents to 'Stay Home' on Election Day. The FBI Is Investigating.
A firm that tracks robocalls said more than 3 million calls were made on Nov. 3, which contained a cryptic message instructing people to “stay safe and stay home.” The tactics join other efforts to confuse voters this election cycle.
- Jack Gillum and Jeremy B. Merrill, ProPublica
Beneficiaries of the PPP included a lettuce farming venture backed by Trump’s son, Kushner companies, and a dentist who golfs with the president. The figures were released after a lawsuit by several news organizations, including ProPublica.
- Isaac Arnsdorf, Jack Gillum, Mike Spies and Jake Pearson
Even as the Trump administration discouraged the public from flying, Sirous Asgari was shuttled from Louisiana to Texas, New Jersey and back on chartered flights full of migrants. He still hasn’t been deported.
- Jack Gillum, Dara Lind and Yeganeh Torbati, ProPublica
Most primaries are run by state and local governments. But caucuses are different — and Iowa shows how that can be a problem.
- Jessica Huseman, Jack Gillum and Derek Willis, ProPublica
As he moved through the agency’s ranks, the now-acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell exchanged dozens of emails with lobbyists and other industry players discussing everything from rolling backing back consumer protections to airport privatization.
- Derek Kravitz and Jack Gillum, ProPublica