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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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Recovery board sends its website to the Amazon cloud

May 13, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The independent office overseeing Recovery Act spending announced on Thursday that it has outsourced the backbone of Recovery.gov, the official stimulus-tracking website, to Amazon.com, marking the first governmentwide shift to cloud computing. Recovery.gov publishes reports from federal agencies, as well as state and local funding recipients, on job creation and ...

House panel to consider cybersecurity overhaul

May 13, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House committee as early as next week plans to vote on legislation that would overhaul federal cybersecurity by creating permanent cyber czar and White House chief technology officer positions, as well as possibly tying security performance to pay, Democratic aides said. Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform ...

Contractor helps groom future cybersecurity specialists

May 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A major Defense Department contractor on Wednesday announced it is sponsoring a nationwide competition with the Air Force Association that is aimed at educating high school students to become information security professionals. Northrop Grumman Corp. will fund a grant and offer volunteers to provide cybersecurity expertise to 100,000 students for ...

Defining Dashboards

May 12, 2010 In the spirit of transparency, federal agencies have begun charting their performance for all to see, using online dashboards replete with pie charts and color-coded diagrams that measure progress in specific missions. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has said dashboards launched during the next year will increase visibility into ...

Treatment program agency shows how a dashboard can work

May 11, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Director H. Westley Clark says the dashboard will provide accountability to SAMHSA.James Kegley The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has been relying on dashboards for more than half a decade to obtain funding from Congress for its mission to provide treatment programs, its director said on Monday at ...

From Nextgov.com: Treatment program agency shows how a dashboard can work

May 11, 2010 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has been relying on dashboards for more than half a decade to obtain funding from Congress for its mission to provide treatment programs, its director said on Monday at a conference on using metrics for decision-making. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

World leaders crowd source solutions to global security

May 10, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow World leaders who took part in a recent online debate about global security reached agreement that 5 percent of all donations to major disasters should be set aside for a United Nations international crisis preparedness fund, according to recommendations released on Monday by a Brussels-based think tank. The group developed ...

Making Dashboards Meaningful

May 10, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the spirit of transparency, federal agencies have begun charting their performance for all to see, using online dashboards replete with pie charts and color-coded diagrams that measure progress in specific missions. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has said dashboards launched during the next year will increase visibility into ...

Tech To Trap Stim Violators

May 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New rules from the White House aimed at penalizing stimulus recipients who fail to report on their spending instruct agencies to probe a report-tracking database every day for potential offenders. Agencies are now required to more frequently monitor recipient compliance by pulling data from FederalReporting.gov, the online mailbox in which ...

From Nextgov.com: Senate's Public Online Information Act draws criticism

May 7, 2010 A senator introduced a bill on Thursday that would require agencies to publish online future public records, including contracts and records belonging to federal suppliers -- a provision that has drawn criticism both from industry groups and transparency organizations. Read the full story on Nextgov.com