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Aliya Sternstein

Senior Correspondent Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems. She’s covered technology for more than a decade at such publications as National Journal's Technology Daily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, Sternstein covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She’s been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, MSNBC, WAMU and Federal News Radio. Sternstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Agencies begin to identify failing IT projects for high-risk list

July 28, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies immediately will begin flagging about 30 high-risk information technology projects that could be scrapped in the fiscal 2012 budget if they are not improved by winter, the Office of Management and Budget announced on Wednesday. The move is part of a multistep initiative launched in June to identify ...

From Nextgov.com: Agencies begin to identify failing IT projects for high-risk list

July 28, 2010 Federal agencies immediately will begin flagging about 30 high-risk information technology projects that could be scrapped in the fiscal 2012 budget if they are not improved by winter, the Office of Management and Budget announced on Wednesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

O-Gov May Muck Up Agency Sites

July 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Americans' satisfaction with online government services is slipping, according to the latest report from the quarterly e-government American Customer Satisfaction Index. Agencies during the second quarter received an aggregate score of 74.7 on a 100-point scale, down slightly from the first quarter's score of 75.1. The report's authors attribute the ...

Reining in runaway IT projects is key to controlling costs, forum participants say

July 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal CIO Vivek Kundra tells conference that government needs to "make strategic investments that produce dividends."James Kegley The government's top tech budget official on Tuesday said information technology spending is expected to rise above the current $80 billion level as agencies turn to IT to cut costs elsewhere. "Over time ...

From Nextgov.com: Reining in runaway IT projects is key to controlling costs, forum participants say

July 27, 2010 The government's top tech budget official on Tuesday said information technology spending is expected to rise above the current $80 billion level as agencies turn to IT to cut costs elsewhere. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Hacking Into The FOIA Process

July 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An annual gathering of hackers in New York City last week featured a presentation on how to successfully break into government files using Freedom of Information Act requests. At the HOPE conference -- acronym stands for Hackers on Planet Earth -- an attorney and expert on phone cracking, told the ...

Google unveils apps suite for government

July 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google on Monday announced a new version of Google Apps, its Web-based competitor to Microsoft's Office business suite, that is tailored to federal agency customers and meets the government's security and cloud computing standards. Currently, more than a dozen federal agencies already use the enterprise edition of Google Apps for ...

Redesign spruces up policy, rule-making site

July 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow FederalRegister.gov, long criticized as an eye-glazing laundry list of public notices, relaunched on Monday as a more navigable website patterned after an award-winning free application developed by volunteers. In honor of the print publication's 75th anniversary, the Obama administration is reformatting the daily log of policy proposals, final rules and ...

From Nextgov.com: Google unveils apps suite for government

July 26, 2010 Google on Monday announced a new version of Google Apps, its Web-based competitor to Microsoft's Office business suite, that is tailored to federal agency customers and meets the government's security and cloud computing standards. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

NASA braces for solar storms that could bring critical systems to a halt

July 23, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House committee on Thursday approved a three-year authorization bill for NASA that includes a plan for issuing warnings about impending space storms that could knock out navigation systems, power and smart phones. Because of technology's increasing reliance on satellites, many of the gadgets and systems Americans use on a ...