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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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Pick Me Google, Pick Me

February 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Local governments already are starting to lobby Google for a spot along an experimental super-speed network the company announced Wednesday. Axcess Ontario, a public-benefit corporation overseeing the development of Ontario County, N.Y.'s community fiber network, began the application process on behalf of the county government on Thursday. Google plans to ...

Google's super-broadband plan could benefit agencies' online efforts

February 11, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google's new plan to provide super-fast Internet access to select locations nationwide could indirectly improve the delivery of online federal services, but the company has not decided if it will build out the network at government agencies, officials at the search firm said. Google expects to test "ultra -high-speed" networks, ...

Budget request addresses some open government costs

February 10, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal CTO Chopra (left) and CIO Kundra promote pool to fund integration and improve outcomes.James Kegley 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. The agenda, driven by a December 2009 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...