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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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Storm Spike Due To Stronger Tech

August 29, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the agency charged with weather forecasting recently found that more storms have been identified since the late 19th century because of advances in information technology, not because there are more storms. A study led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

Regulations.gov glitch prevents comments from reaching agencies

August 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An outage at Regulations.gov, the federal Web site that collects feedback from citizens on proposed rules, prevented more than 100 public comments from reaching more than 10 agencies. But the service disruption, which happened in July, only came to light on Wednesday after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...

NASA could outsource flights, insource IT

August 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Any outsourcing of NASA's human spaceflight program would not necessarily disrupt cloud computing advancements at the Silicon Valley-based Ames Research Center, said officials at NASA headquarters earlier this week. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said at an Aug. 19 space and missile defense conference in Huntsville, Ala., that the department will ...

From Nextgov.com: NASA could outsource flights and insource IT

August 28, 2009 Any outsourcing of NASA's human spaceflight program would not necessarily disrupt cloud computing advancements at the Silicon Valley-based Ames Research Center, said officials at NASA headquarters earlier this week. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Feds get tips on social media outreach from Defense Department

August 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal employees and contractors got a two-word message Wednesday on getting their stories out to the public: Go viral. "How do you get published when your story doesn't rise to the level of news?" asked Jack Holt, senior strategist for emerging media at the Defense Department, during a packed educational ...

From Nextgov.com: Feds get tips on social media outreach

August 26, 2009 Federal employees and contractors got a two-word message Wednesday on getting their stories out to the public: Go viral. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Bernanke on IT and Productivity

August 25, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After Ben Bernanke was appointed to his first term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, he gave a commencement speech on the connection between information technology and economic prosperity to the class of 2006 at his alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The man that President Obama on Tuesday ...

Hand-Cleaning CDC Social Media

August 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The administration quickly should spread hand-cleaning and other public health messages through social media to prepare young people for the expected 2009-H1N1 epidemic, a presidential advisory group reported on Monday. The recommendation by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), a group of leading scientists and engineers ...

Administration defends security of health IT

August 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Privacy and security issues are priorities for the administration when it comes to electronic health records, said government officials and members of a health information technology panel this week. "Fundamentally, we recognize that meaningful use [of health IT] unquestionably brings in the privacy and security risks to the provider and ...

Obama's e-health agenda receives cash infusion

August 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House's unveiling on Thursday of $1.2 billion in grants for programs to expand the use of electronic health records represents the first major investment in President Obama's health information technology agenda. Administration officials this past week have publicly tied the benefits of health IT to the president's larger, ...