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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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From Nextgov.com: Senate funds system to speed processing of mine safety violations

June 11, 2010 In response to the April 5 blast in a West Virginia coal mine that left 29 miners dead, the Senate has proposed spending emergency funds to upgrade a computer system to reduce a backlog of unresolved mine safety citations. Federal officials testified this year that Massey Energy Co., which operated ...

Chief of the Year: Information

June 10, 2010 On June 15, Government Executive is featuring the government's chief officers of acquisition, finance, human capital, information and information security in a special issue of the magazine. This year we've identified individuals to highlight as Chiefs of the Year -- not necessarily because they are unsurpassed in their fields, but ...

Actor Kevin Costner promotes oil clean up tech on Hill

June 9, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow "This system . . . has proved time and time again to work," Kevin Costner told a House panel.Susan Walsh/AP House Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday took a serious interest in a technology that BP currently is testing to separate oil from water in the Gulf Coast, but the owner ...

From Nextgov.com: Actor Kevin Costner promotes oil clean up tech on Hill

June 9, 2010 House Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday took a serious interest in a technology that BP currently is testing to separate oil from water in the Gulf Coast, but the owner of the technology, actor and director Kevin Costner, told lawmakers federal funding and regulatory constraints have prevented him from supplying ...

Groups want agencies to post more advisory meetings on the Web

June 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some government transparency groups are pushing the Obama administration to post online videos, recordings or transcripts of meetings that outside advisers hold to formulate new policies for agencies. Federal law dictates that agencies ensure the recommendations of advisory committees are accessible to the public. But no mandate or policy requires ...

OMB wants agencies to emphasize IT efficiencies in 2012 budgets

June 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Peter R. Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget, issued a memo on Tuesday telling agencies to include in their fiscal 2012 information technology budgets efforts to emulate the private sector's level of efficiency such as consolidating IT infrastructure. Record-breaking deficits are prompting the drastic measures, according to ...

GAO calls for better efficiency measurements, but IT could help

June 8, 2010 The Office of Management and Budget should focus more on assessing agency performance in the face of record-breaking deficits, and applying information technology to boost efficiencies this year should aid that effort, federal auditors said. A Government Accountability Office report released on Monday said OMB has issued inconsistent, limited guidance ...

U.S. Transfers Control Of Iraqi E-Library

June 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The United States on Monday is expected to announce the transfer of control of an online research library to the Iraqi people, according to a federally-funded nonprofit organization that had managed the project. The move represents the culmination of a four-year U.S.-Iraq partnership to reinvigorate scientific study in the Middle ...

GAO calls for better efficiency measurements, but IT could help

June 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of Management and Budget should focus more on assessing agency performance in the face of record-breaking deficits, and applying information technology to boost efficiencies this year should aid that effort, federal auditors said. A Government Accountability Office report released on Monday said OMB has issued inconsistent, limited guidance ...

Some worry SEC's proposed system to monitor stock markets too ambitious

June 4, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Skeptics have labeled the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed plan to create a system that would monitor all trades within three years as possibly too ambitious. SEC issued a proposal on May 26 to develop a $4 billion system that would track trades instantaneously, be fully funded by exchanges and ...