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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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Labor moves financial system online to tighten key operations

January 28, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Labor Department has moved its financial system to a cloud-based application, according to the project's contractor, Global Computer Enterprises. GCE's seven-year contract with Labor, worth $50 million, ties together the department's legacy travel, grants and procurement systems, and its financial application into one Web-accessible platform. The system, however, technically ...

Labor Moves to the Cloud

January 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Labor Department has moved its entire financial system to what an agency contractor describes as a cloud-based application, the contractor, Global Computer Enterprises, announced on Thursday. The White House is encouraging agencies to shift their inhouse hardware and software to a shared online environment, a.k.a. "the cloud," to save ...

From Nextgov.com: White House bars agencies from posting some statistics

January 27, 2010 The Obama administration has declined to post, and in some cases has removed, several sets of downloadable statistics that agencies submitted last week for publication online, due to privacy and other concerns. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

White House bars agencies from posting some statistics

January 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration has declined to post, and in some cases has removed, several sets of downloadable statistics that agencies submitted last week for publication online, due to privacy and other concerns. Agencies sent the Office of Management and Budget almost 300 data sets to post on Jan. 22, in ...

FBI aging technique led to bin Laden mug mixup, IT professor says

January 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A software program's rendering of how Osama bin Laden would age in 15 years (center) and 30 years (right).Modiface The FBI should have focused on the physical aging of the suspect's unique skin type during a recent computerized age progression of Osama bin Laden instead of simply combining facial features ...

Consumers are at the heart of IT efforts, top official says

January 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The common denominator driving the Obama administration's push for widespread use of electronic health records, smart meters and downloadable agency statistics is consumer empowerment, the top federal technology official said on Monday. All three initiatives are intended to equip citizens with information that can help them make better life decisions, ...

Data on Data.gov Disappears

January 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Updated at 4:44, Jan. 26, 2010 New downloadable statistics that agencies posted online on Jan. 22 disappeared on Monday, according to a government Web site tracking department participation. Agencies uploaded almost 300 new data sets on Friday, as required by the open government directive. But researchers at transparency group Openthegovernment.org ...

VA employees return to complaint filed against suspended e-learning system

January 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Whistleblowers inside the Veterans Affairs Department are reconsidering a complaint they filed in 2008 with the Office of Special Counsel that charged government officials with gross mismanagement and waste regarding a contract to develop a system that delivers widely used online instruction to employees. A group of VA employees claimed ...

U.S. National Brand: Oppose Censorship

January 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a new commitment to undoing foreign online censorship, U.S. tech vendors pledged support on the condition that State's moves do not harm domestic business. "We agree with Secretary Clinton that a single, secure and uncensored Internet is critical both for human rights and ...

One year in, resistance to open government memo lingers

January 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When he took office, President Obama said he wanted agencies to leverage new technologies to open government.Charles Dharapak/AP One year after the president announced an initiative to open the government, agency leaders have demonstrated a strong track record of embracing emerging media to disclose information, but some mid-level managers have ...