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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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Security expert: Obama order resembles controversial Bush-era data-mining tool

February 24, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, said few people would even contemplate the Total Information Awareness system again.Hyungwon Kang/Landov The Obama administration has called for the development of a computer network that one security expert said on Tuesday resembles a controversial system that President Bush initiated ...

Obama's Tech Team

February 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Techies now run much of government. And they're not the programmers in the IT shop. The co-founder of a nonprofit that works on bridging the digital divide now advises the secretary of State. A former IBM vice president who focused on innovation as head of public sector strategy is the ...

Army division uses IT to gain comprehensive view of finances

February 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When the Army branch responsible for engineering weaponry became concerned it might be shut down during base realignment and closure, finance managers began to lobby for information technology that could demonstrate productivity divisionwide. One decade later, the chief of financial operations at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at ...

From Nextgov.com: Security must be a consideration as acquisition databases are combined

February 19, 2010 The federal government is forging ahead with plans to consolidate contract-monitoring databases, but officials do not yet have a detailed plan for protecting proprietary information across the single platform. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Security must be a consideration as acquisition databases are combined

February 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This article was updated at 1:52 pm, Feb. 23. The federal government is forging ahead with plans to consolidate contract-monitoring databases, but officials do not yet have a detailed plan for protecting proprietary information across the single platform. IBM U.S. Federal announced on Thursday that it has won a fixed-price ...

EPA Web site paving the way to transparency

February 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As more agencies deploy online score cards that publicly chart the progress of specific missions, the Environmental Protection Agency's new Web site for tracking rulemaking could be a model, some government transparency activists say. EPA launched its site, the Rulemaking Gateway, on Thursday to inform the public of the status ...

IBM to Merge Contracting Systems

February 18, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government announced on Thursday that IBM U.S. Federal has won a $74.4 million dollar contract to consolidate disparate systems that track contractor performance. The reconfiguration is intended to make it easier for federal acquisition workers to monitor the purchase of equipment, supplies, information technology and telecommunications services governmentwide, according ...

Reporting rules needed to make open government work

February 17, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies must establish a common set of public reporting rules to achieve President Obama's vision of an open government, in which the disclosures of accurate information drive decision-making, said the head of a large geospatial company that does business with the government. When accurate reporting of government activities is ...

Study links online transparency efforts, trust in government

February 16, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Transparency also can save money by encouraging citizens to access services online, says Dave McClure, head of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Communications.James Kegley The first-ever quantitative assessment of online open government efforts has concluded that the perceived transparency of federal Web sites drives trust in government. ForeSee Results, ...

Pick Me Google, Pick Me

February 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Local governments already are starting to lobby Google for a spot along an experimental super-speed network the company announced Wednesday. Axcess Ontario, a public-benefit corporation overseeing the development of Ontario County, N.Y.'s community fiber network, began the application process on behalf of the county government on Thursday. Google plans to ...