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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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As NASA shifts priorities, officials need to keep eye on cybersecurity

February 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Budget request calls for NASA to stop human flight programs, which includes this abort system being tested.NASA Information security will continue to be a key challenge for NASA if it cancels human flight plans to pursue automated rocketry technologies and other robotic missions, according to computer security specialists. President Obama's ...

Reps. like Obama's tech proposals to track health quality, fraud

February 5, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rep. John Dingell says HHS must hold contractors accountable in plan to track health care quality.Lawrence Jackson/AP A key House Democrat praised a proposal in President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request that would make it possible to cull data from claims in systems at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

From Nextgov.com: Reps. like Obama's tech proposals to track health quality, fraud

February 5, 2010 A key House Democrat praised a proposal in President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request that would make it possible to cull data from claims in systems at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to measure quality of health care and to link payments to performance. Read the full story ...

GAO: NASA IT Security Needs Attention

February 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA, already in the spotlight for a budget that scraps plans to return to the moon, received more negative publicity from federal auditors on Wednesday about ongoing information security problems. Cristina Chaplain, Government Accountability Office director for acquisition and sourcing management, testified before a House panel that continuing weaknesses in ...

VA tests online score card for IT projects

February 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department is testing an online score card designed to provide its own information technology workforce and the public with greater transparency into the performance of IT projects. The Veterans Affairs IT Product Delivery Dashboard went live about a month ago but has not been publicized yet, said ...

From Nextgov.com: VA tests online score card for IT projects

February 3, 2010 The Veterans Affairs Department is testing an online score card designed to provide its own information technology workforce and the public with greater transparency into the performance of IT projects. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

$50 Million Budget for Integrated E-Gov

February 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama reinforced his call to modernize government by asking Congress to spend tens of millions of dollars over three years on governmentwide innovations. The fiscal 2011 budget creates a $50 million account for the "integrated, efficient and effective uses of information technology." Acceptable uses of the money include governmentwide ...

VA Launches IT Project Policing Site

February 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department has test-launched a Web site that details the performance of information technology projects summarized on the federal IT Dashboard site, which tracks the progress of IT investments governmentwide. The "Veterans Affairs IT Product Delivery Dashboard" went live about a month ago but has not been publicized ...

Obama’s Tech Team

February 1, 2010 The administration is full of executives with high technology IQs. 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 ...

OPM kills plan to stop using SSNs as government employee identifiers

January 29, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow OPM Director John Berry's proposal was aimed at fighting identify theft.Jennifer Trezza/Nextgov The Office of Personnel Management has abandoned a plan to restrict the use of employee Social Security numbers to fight the theft of federal employees' identities because the effort would be impractical without assigning alternative governmentwide employee identifiers. ...