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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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Geographical agency's Earth movement analysis assists Haiti rescuers

January 15, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal agency charged with monitoring the Earth's geography has been providing round-the-clock movement analysis of the Haiti situation using a new Caribbean seismic network funded in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. "Twenty minutes after the earthquake we could provide the U.S. government with an estimate that nearly ...

Take Your Fed To Work Day

January 14, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Private sector executives on Thursday let Obama cabinet deputy secretaries learn the secret behind their success: technology-driven operations. The corporate chiefs of companies like Southwest Airlines met at the White House to teach the feds how to use technology to make the government more responsive to the people their agencies ...

Industry chiefs impart best technology practices to improve government

January 14, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tech industry titans and administration leaders gathered on Thursday at the White House to discuss how to use technology to streamline government and to make it more responsive. "When Washington lags a generation behind in how we do business, that has a real and serious impact on people's lives," President ...

Cyberattack draws renewed attention to Internet freedom

January 13, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An alleged cyberattack by the Chinese government into systems operated by Google and other U.S. companies, including federal contractors, has prompted the U.S. government to revisit the complicated issue of Internet freedom. Google on Tuesday announced it had detected an intrusion into its corporate infrastructure from China that attempted to ...

Social Security Pays Docs to E-file

January 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Social Security Administration, bogged down with a backlog of disability claims and oncoming onslaught of baby boomer paperwork, is trying to expedite processing by paying medical providers $15 to submit applicants' records electronically. "We are experiencing a significant increase in the number of initial claims for disability insurance benefits ...

Stimulus data needs context so public can understand spending effects

January 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney says stimulus Web site will be clearer with new features.Chris Flynn The government should place the spending results of the economic stimulus package in better context so the public can more easily comprehend the effects of the program, according to a recently released report on ...

FDA nationwide electronic network will track safety of drugs and medical devices

January 11, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tracing back medical data to patients could be beneficial, says former FDA commissioner Mark McClellanMannie Garcia/Landov The Food and Drug Administration is constructing a nationwide electronic system to continuously track the safety of drugs and medical devices using anonymous patient data, but federal officials and health care specialists say its ...

From Nextgov.com: FDA nationwide electronic network will track safety of drugs and medical devices

January 11, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration is constructing a nationwide electronic system to continuously track the safety of drugs and medical devices using anonymous patient data, but federal officials and health care specialists say its usefulness might be limited without more personal information. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Health IT Incentives Out Of Reach?

January 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Health information technology advocates say new federal requirements for hospitals to become eligible to receive electronic health record incentives set the bar too high. Many hospitals are only about half-way toward meeting the criteria for acceptable use of health IT to qualify for federal incentive payments by 2011, according to ...

Need a Defense business service? 'There's an app for that'

January 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Defense officials want the display for their app storefront to be as easy to use as iGoogle.Defense Department The Defense Department is modeling its new online storefront for downloading Web services after Apple Inc.'s popular App Store. While the store lets Apple iPhone owners download games, search tools and other ...