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Aliya Sternstein

Senior Correspondent Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems for Nextgov. She has covered technology for nine years at such publications as National Journal's TechnologyDaily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, she covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She has been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, WTOP and Federal News Radio. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
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World leaders crowd source solutions to global security

May 10, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow World leaders who took part in a recent online debate about global security reached agreement that 5 percent of all donations to major disasters should be set aside for a United Nations international crisis preparedness fund, according to recommendations released on Monday by a Brussels-based think tank. The group developed ...

Making Dashboards Meaningful

May 10, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the spirit of transparency, federal agencies have begun charting their performance for all to see, using online dashboards replete with pie charts and color-coded diagrams that measure progress in specific missions. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has said dashboards launched during the next year will increase visibility into ...

Tech To Trap Stim Violators

May 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New rules from the White House aimed at penalizing stimulus recipients who fail to report on their spending instruct agencies to probe a report-tracking database every day for potential offenders. Agencies are now required to more frequently monitor recipient compliance by pulling data from FederalReporting.gov, the online mailbox in which ...

From Nextgov.com: Senate's Public Online Information Act draws criticism

May 7, 2010 A senator introduced a bill on Thursday that would require agencies to publish online future public records, including contracts and records belonging to federal suppliers -- a provision that has drawn criticism both from industry groups and transparency organizations. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Apps Speed NY Subway Commute

May 6, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While Washingtonians are just grateful when Metro subway cars move, some New Yorkers want mobile apps that will point them to the most convenient seats in New York City Transit cars. App developers have created a few tools for directing passengers to the quickest routes and to cars that will ...

Senate's Public Online Information Act draws criticism

May 6, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said he had not consulted with contractors about his bill.Charles Dharapak/AP A senator introduced a bill on Thursday that would require agencies to publish online future public records, including contracts and records belonging to federal suppliers -- a provision that has drawn criticism both from industry ...

House panel advances bill to make chief technology officer and cyber czar permanent jobs

May 5, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House subcommittee on Wednesday approved legislation that would make permanent the positions of federal chief technology officer and national cybersecurity director. An amendment, offered by Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., to codify the CTO position was folded into H.R. 4900 following his year-long effort to pass a standalone CTO ...

From Nextgov.com: Panel advances bill to make chief technology officer, cyber czar permanent jobs

May 5, 2010 A House subcommittee on Wednesday approved legislation that would make permanent the positions of federal chief technology officer and national cybersecurity director. An amendment, offered by Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., to codify the CTO position was folded into H.R. 4900 following his year-long effort to pass a standalone CTO ...

E-health records grants to create 1,000 jobs, White House says

May 4, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Health information technology grants awarded to 15 communities for expanding the use of electronic health records also will create about 1,000 jobs, White House officials announced on Tuesday. Everyone wants to hear, "You're hired," said Jared Bernstein, chief economist to Vice President Joseph Biden, during a conference call with reporters. ...

Social Security turns to the Web to manage escalating workload

May 4, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Social Security Administration is deploying video technology and establishing a mechanism to confirm the identities of applicants online so it can keep up with increasing claims, Chief Information Officer Franklin H. Baitman said. Citizens traditionally have interacted directly with SSA personnel at the agency's 1,400 offices. But a deluge ...