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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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Point of No Return

March 1, 2010 As agencies seek newer technologies, the question is how much IT spending is too much. Congress must choose between limiting the federal information technology budget to reduce the deficit and boosting investments to yield greater returns in the future. President Obama has urged replacing 20-year-old agency IT systems with newer ...

Called Out For Bad Behavior

February 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Recovery.gov, the Web site tracking progress of the economic stimulus package, is naming names when it comes to stimulus-funded tech companies that have twice failed to report on their spending. On Thursday, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which oversees stimulus spending, released a list of funding recipients who have ...

White House says data mining to focus only on government files

February 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama's memo included encouraging agencies to conduct knowledge discovery.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP White House officials said a January memo aimed at encouraging information sharing and issued in response to the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a commercial jet, should not be perceived as a revival of the controversial data-sifting program ...

From Nextgov.com: White House says data mining to focus only on government files

February 25, 2010 White House officials said a January memo aimed at encouraging information sharing and issued in response to the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a commercial jet, should not be perceived as a revival of the controversial data- sifting program that the Bush administration launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read ...

Office Of Technology Assessment Reboot

February 24, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Engineers, scientists and at least one lawmaker are pushing like never before to resuscitate a legislative agency that once provided Congress with technological expertise. In an era of supposed government transparency, with allegations that even scientists are attempting to cover up research on global warming, an objective, authoritative Office of ...

Security expert: Obama order resembles controversial Bush-era data-mining tool

February 24, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, said few people would even contemplate the Total Information Awareness system again.Hyungwon Kang/Landov The Obama administration has called for the development of a computer network that one security expert said on Tuesday resembles a controversial system that President Bush initiated ...

From Nextgov.com: Obama order resembles controversial Bush-era data-mining tool, security expert says

February 24, 2010 The Obama administration has called for the development of a computer network that one security expert said on Tuesday resembles a controversial system that President Bush initiated after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which was eventually abandoned due to public outcry over invasions of privacy. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Army division uses IT to gain comprehensive view of finances

February 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When the Army branch responsible for engineering weaponry became concerned it might be shut down during base realignment and closure, finance managers began to lobby for information technology that could demonstrate productivity divisionwide. One decade later, the chief of financial operations at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at ...

Obama's Tech Team

February 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Techies now run much of government. And they're not the programmers in the IT shop. The co-founder of a nonprofit that works on bridging the digital divide now advises the secretary of State. A former IBM vice president who focused on innovation as head of public sector strategy is the ...

EPA Web site paving the way to transparency

February 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As more agencies deploy online score cards that publicly chart the progress of specific missions, the Environmental Protection Agency's new Web site for tracking rulemaking could be a model, some government transparency activists say. EPA launched its site, the Rulemaking Gateway, on Thursday to inform the public of the status ...