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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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From Nextgov.com: SSA awards $2.8 billion services support contract

September 13, 2010 The Social Security Administration has awarded a contract for information technology support potentially worth $2.8 billion to Accenture, Computer Sciences Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp., federal contracting officers announced Monday afternoon. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Imagine Twitter on 9/11

September 10, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tweeting was not an option for witnesses, survivors or victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack at the Pentagon. If those individuals were able to log on to Twitter and instantly communicate their whereabouts to their social networks, what would have happened? Families and first responders may have had ...

NIST to help retrain NASA employees as cyber specialists

September 10, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The top cybersecurity educator at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is helping a public-private consortium to open a research institute that would retrain NASA contractors who will be laid off from the shuttle program as early as next month. Nearly 9,000 employees representing a total income of $600 ...

Air Traffic Upgrade to Boost Jobs

September 9, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some information technology contractors welcomed an announcement by President Obama on Wednesday that he proposes investing in infrastructure, such as advanced air traffic tech, as a way of stimulating the economy -- but expresses nervousness about how he intends to compensate for the cost. In Ohio, Obama said, "We want ...

Social Security data center project encounters delays

September 9, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A stimulus project to replace an aging Social Security Administration data center is more than six months behind schedule due to a disagreement over where to locate the upgraded computer facility. Social Security turned to the General Services Administration in 2009 for locating and building the new center to store ...

From Nextgov.com: Social Security data center project encounters delays

September 9, 2010 A stimulus project to replace an aging Social Security Administration data center is more than six months behind schedule due to a disagreement over where to locate the upgraded computer facility. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

House, Senate agree on measure requiring standard format for spending data

September 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a provision in a bill that will require federal agencies to post spending data on the Internet using uniform formats, a move that will make it easier for regulators and the public to analyze contracts and recovery funding, according to a draft reviewed ...

White House kicks off contest website to find fixes to big problems

September 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government's top tech chiefs announced on Tuesday the launch of a depot for online contests that let Americans vie for cash prizes by solving problems federal agencies cannot confront alone. Challenge.gov is both a tool for agencies to easily publicize competitions and for citizens to enter contests. The public ...

Watchdog group gives Obama mixed review on openness

September 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An annual report card on secrecy in the federal government indicates the Obama administration has taken promising steps toward becoming the most open White House ever, while still criticizing the new president for spending billions of dollars creating and securing classified material, according to the authors of the study. "The ...

From Nextgov.com: Watchdog group gives Obama mixed review on openness

September 7, 2010 An annual report card on secrecy in the federal government indicates the Obama administration has taken promising steps toward becoming the most open White House ever, while still criticizing the new president for spending billions of dollars creating and securing classified material, according to the authors of the study. Read ...