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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: Government breaks new ground in Web site satisfaction

October 27, 2009 Public satisfaction with federal Web sites has reached a record high, according to Tuesday's release of the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index for e-government. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Government breaks new ground in Web site satisfaction

October 27, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Public satisfaction with federal Web sites has reached a record high, according to Tuesday's release of the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index for e-government. Overall e-government satisfaction, which the university has measured quarterly since 2003, increased 2.2 percent between the second and third quarters of 2009, from 73.6 ...

O Gov Directive? Not This Month

October 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While the administration had hoped to issue a long-awaited open government directive before the end of the month, sources close to the process expect that it will be out within the next couple weeks. President Obama in a Jan. 21 memo instructed top agency officials to recommend steps federal employees ...

Government seeks to update paperwork rule

October 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration is working to improve a rule for obtaining information from citizens that critics say saddles federal Web managers with burdensome requirements for posting online quizzes and polls. Regulations for the 1995 Paperwork Reduction Act -- which predates widespread Internet use -- stipulate that agencies must wait for ...

Obama Launches Global Tech Fund

October 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Friday invited private equity fund managers to submit proposals for the establishment of a fund that will invest in technology access in countries with large Muslim populations. The so-called Global Technology and Innovation Fund fulfills a promise Obama made during his June remarks in Cairo on ...

Official: Despite budget cuts, NASA to continue spending on IT

October 22, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A top NASA official told a House panel on Thursday that information technology was a high priority, signaling that IT opportunities most likely will survive deep budget cuts at the space agency. Human exploration beyond Earth, including planned missions to the Moon, is not affordable under NASA's fiscal 2010 budget, ...

Outside Washington, Recovery.gov gets high marks for ease of use

October 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some online transparency scholars who work outside Washington say they are pleased with the newly released accountability features on Recovery.gov, a reaction that is in contrast to complaints aired by many open government activists about the site's usability. Recovery.gov, the official Web site tracking the tracking the $787 billion designed ...

Think tank makes high-tech suggestions for human rights movement

October 20, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House should allocate money already in the federal coffers to communications and satellite technologies that defend human rights abroad, according to a Washington think tank with close ties to the Obama administration. Human rights should benefit from the National Science Foundation's funds, said William F. Schulz, senior fellow ...

Feds Offer 38,484 Budget Cuts

October 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal employees conceived 38,484 ways to cut the federal budget during a month-long contest that ended last week, Office of Management and Budget officials said on Monday. The Obama administration in November will award the worker with the best idea a meeting with the president and inclusion of the line ...

Recovery.gov Enhances Downloads

October 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The board overseeing stimulus spending has provided Internet users with a bulk download of all federal contract results, after transparency activists griped that Recovery.gov's data was hard to analyze. The new data set, labeled "AllNationwideContracts.zip," is a single spreadsheet listing the status, location, funds awarded and jobs created for projects ...