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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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Put Desktops In Cloud

December 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An EPA senior official who earlier this month challenged a Washington online community to "put your desktop into the cloud" -- or work completely on the Web -- has generated some grassroots support. This is not the first time Brand Niemann, an EPA senior enterprise architect who focuses on improving ...

Education, IRS try to make filing student aid form less daunting

December 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Updated at 12:25 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2009 In hopes of boosting college enrollment, the Education Department and the Internal Revenue Service plan to deploy a technical workaround to alleviate headaches for students filling out one of the most complex government forms: the application for federal student aid. Starting in ...

From Nextgov: Education, IRS try to make filing student aid form less daunting

December 23, 2009 In hopes of boosting college enrollment, the Education Department and the Internal Revenue Service plan to deploy a technical workaround to alleviate headaches for students filling out one of the most complex government forms: the application for federal student aid. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

VA employee presents cost-cutting idea to Obama despite snow

December 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow VA employee Nancy Fichtner stands with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and President Obama in the White House.Susan Walsh/AP Despite the shutdown of the federal government following a record-breaking snowstorm, Veterans Affairs Department employee Nancy Fichtner reported to work on Monday to present President Obama with an award-winning proposal to cut ...

From Nextgov.com: VA employee presents cost-cutting idea to Obama despite snow

December 21, 2009 Despite the shutdown of the federal government following a record-breaking snowstorm, Veterans Affairs Department employee Nancy Fichtner reported to work on Monday to present President Obama with an award-winning proposal to cut an estimated $3.8 million in the fiscal 2011 budget. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Saying security can come later, panel pushes for more information sharing

December 18, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal government should create a new way to share sensitive information, even if technology safeguards are not initially in place, according to a White House task force. A May 27 memorandum, had called for an interagency task force to recommend how agencies should share sensitive information that does not ...

Another New Site

December 17, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The State Department on Thursday joined a growing list of federal agencies that are announcing Web site redesigns with great fanfare. The State and Homeland Security departments each scheduled press briefings to unveil their new online gadgetry. This raises the question: Do citizens expect the government to continuously refresh its ...

Delays in Networx transition put cloud computing decisions on hold

December 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Networx telecommunications services contract comes with everything agencies need to set up so-called cloud computing frameworks, but agencies are reluctant to take advantage of that capability due to delays switching to the new services, according to Networx contractor Verizon Business. Agency officials are eager to discuss Verizon's cloud services ...

From Nextgov.com: Delays in Networx transition put cloud computing decisions on hold

December 16, 2009 The Networx telecommunications services contract comes with everything agencies need to set up so-called cloud computing frameworks, but agencies are reluctant to take advantage of that capability due to delays switching to the new services, according to Networx contractor Verizon Business. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Policy on Fixing Reports Reversed

December 15, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The board overseeing stimulus spending, acknowledging inaccuracies in job-creation data, has reversed a policy barring recovery fund recipients from fixing mistakes after reports are due, board officials announced on Tuesday. Current White House guidance only allows stimulus recipients to correct errors during a 20-day window after quarterly reports are due. ...