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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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Mashup Probes White House Visitors

January 5, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Less than a week after the White House began releasing visitor logs on a regular basis, watchdog groups already are linking the names of people doing business there to campaign finance stats online for all to see. Sunlight Labs, a division of the transparency group, the Sunlight Foundation, created a ...

HHS defines rules for receiving billions for e-health systems

January 4, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google CEO Eric Schmidt and others argued the health IT strategy should emphasize management of data.John Raoux/AP Recently released government standards for electronic health record systems show what medical professionals must buy to receive some of the nearly $20 billion in stimulus funding set aside to encourage the development of ...

HHS Defines 'Meaningful Use' for EHRs

December 31, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday set preliminary terms dictating who will and will not get billions of dollars in stimulus funds for buying electronic health records systems. One proposed rule outlines criteria for the e-health records incentive program, including the core concept of "meaningful use" of e-records ...

VA officials suspend development of e-training system to rework strategy

December 31, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department is holding off on further development of a workforce e-training system until top officials meet early next year to rework the project so it can meet prescribed deadlines, department officials said. VA personnel, some of whom have criticized the learning application, are still obtaining training through ...

Order Addresses Digital Declassification

December 30, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A much anticipated redo of classification policy released by the White House this week confers new responsibilities for addressing the impending problem of reviewing mountains of electronic records for declassification. An executive order on classified national security information that was disclosed on Tuesday establishes a declassification center and directs the ...

Government technology made huge leaps during past decade

December 29, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The first decade of the new millennium marked a technological growth spurt for the federal government, giving rise to key information technology developments that have freed federal workers from Washington offices -- and the information stored there, say public and private sector IT specialists. It all started with the Sept. ...

Put Desktops In Cloud

December 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An EPA senior official who earlier this month challenged a Washington online community to "put your desktop into the cloud" -- or work completely on the Web -- has generated some grassroots support. This is not the first time Brand Niemann, an EPA senior enterprise architect who focuses on improving ...

Education, IRS try to make filing student aid form less daunting

December 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Updated at 12:25 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2009 In hopes of boosting college enrollment, the Education Department and the Internal Revenue Service plan to deploy a technical workaround to alleviate headaches for students filling out one of the most complex government forms: the application for federal student aid. Starting in ...

From Nextgov: Education, IRS try to make filing student aid form less daunting

December 23, 2009 In hopes of boosting college enrollment, the Education Department and the Internal Revenue Service plan to deploy a technical workaround to alleviate headaches for students filling out one of the most complex government forms: the application for federal student aid. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

VA employee presents cost-cutting idea to Obama despite snow

December 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow VA employee Nancy Fichtner stands with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and President Obama in the White House.Susan Walsh/AP Despite the shutdown of the federal government following a record-breaking snowstorm, Veterans Affairs Department employee Nancy Fichtner reported to work on Monday to present President Obama with an award-winning proposal to cut ...