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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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From Nextgov.com: Budget request addresses some open government costs

February 10, 2010 Achieving the Obama administration's vision of government transparency will not be cheap. But the White House has anticipated some of the costs in its fiscal 2011 budget. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Open government site hasn't sprouted teeth yet, observers say

February 9, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A White House Web site for tracking compliance with a 2009 open government directive is not an adequate enforcement tool yet, some open government advocates said after its launch last weekend. The directive, issued to agencies by the Office of Management and Budget, established several tight deadlines for initiatives intended ...

Federal CIO: Budget request includes funds for IT oversight

February 9, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A significant portion of the $50 million slated for coordinating e-government in the Obama administration's 2011 budget would go toward better oversight of information technology investments, the federal chief information officer said in a Tuesday interview with Nextgov. The money would support a recently launched project evaluation system, called TechStat, ...

From Nextgov.com: Budget request includes funds for IT oversight

February 9, 2010 A significant portion of the $50 million slated for coordinating e-government in the Obama administration's 2011 budget would go toward better oversight of information technology investments, the federal chief information officer said in a Tuesday interview with Nextgov. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

OGOV Compliance Site Launches

February 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over the weekend, the White House quietly launched a new Web site aimed at tracking agency compliance with an open government directive released in December. The directive set a series of rapidly approaching due dates for actions that are intended to make the government more transparent, cooperative with industry and ...

As NASA shifts priorities, officials need to keep eye on cybersecurity

February 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Budget request calls for NASA to stop human flight programs, which includes this abort system being tested.NASA Information security will continue to be a key challenge for NASA if it cancels human flight plans to pursue automated rocketry technologies and other robotic missions, according to computer security specialists. President Obama's ...

Reps. like Obama's tech proposals to track health quality, fraud

February 5, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rep. John Dingell says HHS must hold contractors accountable in plan to track health care quality.Lawrence Jackson/AP A key House Democrat praised a proposal in President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request that would make it possible to cull data from claims in systems at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

From Nextgov.com: Reps. like Obama's tech proposals to track health quality, fraud

February 5, 2010 A key House Democrat praised a proposal in President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request that would make it possible to cull data from claims in systems at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to measure quality of health care and to link payments to performance. Read the full story ...

GAO: NASA IT Security Needs Attention

February 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA, already in the spotlight for a budget that scraps plans to return to the moon, received more negative publicity from federal auditors on Wednesday about ongoing information security problems. Cristina Chaplain, Government Accountability Office director for acquisition and sourcing management, testified before a House panel that continuing weaknesses in ...

VA tests online score card for IT projects

February 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department is testing an online score card designed to provide its own information technology workforce and the public with greater transparency into the performance of IT projects. The Veterans Affairs IT Product Delivery Dashboard went live about a month ago but has not been publicized yet, said ...