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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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FDA unveils performance management site

August 31, 2010 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 ...

Government ethics office reorganizing site to make policies easier to digest

August 30, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of Government Ethics, an agency that counsels federal employees on potential conflicts of interest, plans to renovate its website to make audits and other guidance easier for employees -- and transparency watchdogs -- to find, officials said. USOGE.gov was established as a resource for executive branch personnel. But ...

From Nextgov.com: Government ethics office reorganizing site to make policies easier to digest

August 30, 2010 The Office of Government Ethics, an agency that counsels federal employees on potential conflicts of interest, plans to renovate its website to make audits and other guidance easier for employees -- and transparency watchdogs -- to find, officials said. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Cybersecurity costs climb as market expands

August 30, 2010 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 ...

Transportation to unveil database standards to improve highway safety

August 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Transportation Department plans to unveil next month changes in how it compiles data on traffic accidents so it can more accurately track highway safety problems. For more than two decades, Transportation has collected data on deadly crashes in the United States in a repository called the Fatality Analysis Reporting ...

Lockheed Builds on SSA e-Health Success

August 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lockheed Martin has fattened its health information technology portfolio by securing a $9 million contract to demonstrate nationwide exchanges of patient data, following the government contractor's successful test of electronic health records at the Social Security Administration. The company Wednesday afternoon announced that the Health and Human Services department awarded ...

Agencies bust myth of year-end buying sprees

August 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some agency officials say they are following a well thought-out approach to spending what's left in their fiscal-year information technology budgets -- a game plan that defies the myth that departments rush to spend funds before they become unavailable after Sept. 30. The phenomenon of the year-end spending sprees first ...

From Nextgov.com: Agencies bust myth of year-end buying sprees

August 26, 2010 Some agency officials say they are following a well thought-out approach to spending what's left in their fiscal-year information technology budgets -- a game plan that defies the myth that departments rush to spend funds before they become unavailable after Sept. 30. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

White House crackdown on IT might be a moneymaker for vendors

August 24, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some contractors are welcoming the White House's threat to cut off funding for risky information technology projects as a moment that could be financially advantageous to them. The Office of Management and Budget on Monday released a list of roughly 30 at-risk, mission-critical IT projects worth about $30 billion that ...

From Nextgov.com: White House crackdown on IT might be a moneymaker for vendors

August 24, 2010 Some contractors are welcoming the White House's threat to cut off funding for risky information technology projects as a moment that could be financially advantageous to them. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.