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Aliya Sternstein

Senior Correspondent Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems for Nextgov. She has covered technology for nine years at such publications as National Journal's TechnologyDaily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, she covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She has been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, WTOP and Federal News Radio. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
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House looks to create database for Treasury to track bailout spending

November 17, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House as early as Tuesday afternoon will try to speed passage of a bill that would create a database for the Treasury Department to provide live updates on the distribution of bailout funds, according to aides to the Democratic leadership. The bipartisan bill, H.R. 1242, would amend last year's ...

Senators concerned SSA can't manage increasing number of retirees

November 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sen. Charles E. Grassley's staff met with the inspector general to discuss the latest report last week.J. Scott Applewhite/AP Key Republican aides met with the Social Security Administration's internal investigator on Thursday to discuss lingering concerns that the agency's aging data center will not be able to manage an increasing ...

From Nextgov.com: Senators voice concern about SSA's ability to keep up with more retirees

November 16, 2009 Key Republican aides met with the Social Security Administration's internal investigator on Thursday to discuss lingering concerns that the agency's aging data center will not be able to manage an increasing workload as millions more baby boomers retire. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Social Media Rx for Drug Safety

November 13, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An industry group representing pharmaceutical companies is proposing that the Food and Drug Administration require a FDA-certified emblem -- akin to the Good Housekeeping seal -- on Web content that contains medication information. The so-called universal safety symbol, perhaps an FDA logo that links to more comprehensive information, would assure ...

FDA mulls regulating online claims, discussions about pharmaceuticals

November 13, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While the Food and Drug Administration considers how to regulate drug marketing on the Web, it needs to realize much of the information on pharmaceuticals and therapies discussed on social networking sites is difficult to track, health professionals say. "FDA should remember that not everything that is happening via the ...

From Nextgov.com: FDA mulls regulating online claims, discussions about pharmaceuticals

November 13, 2009 While the Food and Drug Administration considers how to regulate drug marketing on the Web, it needs to realize much of the information on pharmaceuticals and therapies discussed on social networking sites is difficult to track, health professionals say. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

From Nextgov.com: Will the White House give CIOs more power in the fiscal 2011 budget?

November 11, 2009 As the White House readies the fiscal 2011 federal budget, language in some fiscal 2010 spending bills indicates a commitment from Congress and the executive branch to broaden the power of chief information officers, say some industry professionals. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Will the White House give CIOs more power in the 2011 budget?

November 11, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the White House readies the fiscal 2011 federal budget, language in some fiscal 2010 spending bills indicates a commitment from Congress and the executive branch to broaden the power of chief information officers, say some industry professionals. A report accompanying the 2010 Veterans Affairs Department spending bill, which is ...

Stimulus ties spending on broadband to civic participation

November 10, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Federal Communications Commission initiative to create a nationwide plan for expanding high-speed Internet access also is expanding e-government, FCC officials said. The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set a February 2010 deadline to create a plan that would provide high-speed Internet access to all Americans. By law, ...

FDA on Pharma Ads 2.0

November 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This week the Food and Drug Administration is holding hearings on the promotional use of social media by the pharmaceutical industry. Consumers, advertisers and the health care industry are anxious to know how FDA will advise drug companies on harnessing the viral power of social networking while protecting consumers from ...