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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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GAO: NASA IT Security Needs Attention

February 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA, already in the spotlight for a budget that scraps plans to return to the moon, received more negative publicity from federal auditors on Wednesday about ongoing information security problems. Cristina Chaplain, Government Accountability Office director for acquisition and sourcing management, testified before a House panel that continuing weaknesses in ...

VA tests online score card for IT projects

February 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department is testing an online score card designed to provide its own information technology workforce and the public with greater transparency into the performance of IT projects. The Veterans Affairs IT Product Delivery Dashboard went live about a month ago but has not been publicized yet, said ...

From Nextgov.com: VA tests online score card for IT projects

February 3, 2010 The Veterans Affairs Department is testing an online score card designed to provide its own information technology workforce and the public with greater transparency into the performance of IT projects. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

$50 Million Budget for Integrated E-Gov

February 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama reinforced his call to modernize government by asking Congress to spend tens of millions of dollars over three years on governmentwide innovations. The fiscal 2011 budget creates a $50 million account for the "integrated, efficient and effective uses of information technology." Acceptable uses of the money include governmentwide ...

VA Launches IT Project Policing Site

February 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department has test-launched a Web site that details the performance of information technology projects summarized on the federal IT Dashboard site, which tracks the progress of IT investments governmentwide. The "Veterans Affairs IT Product Delivery Dashboard" went live about a month ago but has not been publicized ...

Obama’s Tech Team

February 1, 2010 The administration is full of executives with high technology IQs. 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 ...

OPM kills plan to stop using SSNs as government employee identifiers

January 29, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow OPM Director John Berry's proposal was aimed at fighting identify theft.Jennifer Trezza/Nextgov The Office of Personnel Management has abandoned a plan to restrict the use of employee Social Security numbers to fight the theft of federal employees' identities because the effort would be impractical without assigning alternative governmentwide employee identifiers. ...

From Nextgov.com: OPM kills plan to stop using SSNs as government employee identifiers

January 29, 2010 The Office of Personnel Management has abandoned a plan to restrict the use of employee Social Security numbers to fight the theft of federal employees' identities because the effort would be impractical without assigning alternative governmentwide employee identifiers. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

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 ...