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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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Working From Home on Labor Day

September 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Access to the Internet via wireless devices that make working from home and on-the-go easier seems to be on the rise, just in time for Labor Day. According to the latest report from the Federal Communications Commission on Internet service subscribership, the number of mobile wireless subscribers with data plans ...

Fighting the Flu with Your Cell

September 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Last year's response to the pandemic H1N1 flu was mired by delays in manufacturing what was supposed to be the most powerful tool for preventing widespread fatalities: a vaccine. This year, one of the most powerful tools may just be your cell phone. The White House's science and technology advisers ...

Scientists view cybersecurity as an intimidating conundrum

September 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Internet's extensive cybersecurity vulnerabilities are so hard to fix that information technology researchers sometimes avoid studying the topic like they were steering clear of the seamy underbelly of a great metropolitan city, top scientists said on Thursday. Jeannette M. Wing, who served as assistant director of the computer and ...

Cyber Costs Climb

September 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New cybersecurity mandates are certain to drive tech spending for the next several years. What's less certain is the kind of products and services federal agencies will be buying, as well as which agencies will be doing the buying. In April, the Office of Management and Budget directed agencies to ...

From Nextgov.com: Scientists view cybersecurity as an intimidating conundrum

September 2, 2010 The Internet's extensive cybersecurity vulnerabilities are so hard to fix that information technology researchers sometimes avoid studying the topic like they were steering clear of the seamy underbelly of a great metropolitan city, top scientists said on Thursday. Read the fully story on Nextgov.com

46 Groups Recommend Blue Button

September 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the Obama administration showers doctors and hospitals with stimulus money, it should tell the takers to embed an icon on their subsidized e-health records that allows patients to download their records, according to a new paper backed by 46 consumer, provider, corporate, insurance and privacy groups. The Markle Foundation, ...

NASA program to launch space shuttle workers into new jobs

September 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government initiated on Wednesday a competition for $35 million in federal grants aimed at creating jobs along Florida's space coast, where about 9,000 contractors, including information technology workers, could lose their jobs when NASA's shuttle program is shut down next year. Award winners will be named by January 2011, ...

Contractors want to review troubled technology projects with OMB

August 31, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some vendor groups have asked the Obama administration to let contractors sit in on closed-door meetings that decide the fate of dozens of information technology projects that are worth a combined $30 billion. The Office of Management and Budget on Aug. 23 put industry and federal project managers on notice ...

FDA unveils performance management site

August 31, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday activated an online public measurement system to hold each of its divisions accountable for performance. FDA-TRACK, a dashboard or score card, is part of the Health and Human Services Department's plan for embedding transparency into FDA's daily operations. As part of President Obama's ...

From Nextgov.com: Contractors want to review troubled technology projects with OMB

August 31, 2010 Some vendor groups have asked the Obama administration to let contractors sit in on closed-door meetings that decide the fate of dozens of information technology projects that are worth a combined $30 billion. Read the full story on Nextgov.com