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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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VA mulling fate of e-learning project, one of 45 it suspended

December 7, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Veterans Affairs Department personnel who worked on an e-learning project that top agency officials suspended this summer say the project should be terminated and officials are contemplating removing the contractor. The department's Learning Management System was among 45 information technology projects that VA suspended in July because the projects either ...

Bailout Transparency Bill Advances

December 4, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A bill aimed at shedding sunlight on bailout spending finally passed the House this week and now goes to the Senate, where IT vendors, a few Republicans and the Center for Democracy and Technology, a civil liberties group, are cheering it on. A similar Senate measure has been pending before ...

From Nextgov.com: Questions raised about access to public comments that White House gathers

December 4, 2009 Open government advocates have criticized the Obama administration for removing some public comments it collected on a site developed for the presidential transition and fear the practice means the White House might stop making some citizen input accessible on its site. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Ability to access comments gathered by White House questioned

December 4, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Open government advocates have criticized the Obama administration for removing some public comments it collected on a site developed for the presidential transition and fear the practice means the White House might stop making some citizen input accessible on its site. The 1978 Presidential Records Act requires the Executive Office ...

Mashups of stimulus spending data leads to two fraud investigations

December 3, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agency inspectors general are pursuing criminal investigations based on the findings of mashup software, applications that combine data sets to find relationships and causes, that the board overseeing the $787 billion economic stimulus fund has used to identify possible contract fraud in the massive program. "We have made referrals that ...

Casting a Wider Net

December 3, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Making Internet freedom a condition of diplomatic relations proves difficult. To live up to the title of Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Obama must rally foreign governments with questionable human rights records to cooperate on trade pacts, border deals, nuclear disarmament and a host of other diplomatic agreements. The White ...

VA nixes troubled tech projects

December 2, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department has ended or cut funding for 15 information technology projects that it temporarily halted this summer, VA officials said on Tuesday night. The department in July announced it had stopped 45 IT projects -- budgeted at about $200 million total -- that were either over cost ...

From Nextgov.com: VA nixes troubled tech projects

December 2, 2009 The Veterans Affairs Department has ended or cut funding for 15 information technology projects that it temporarily halted this summer, VA officials said on Tuesday night. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Metro IT Money Unspent

December 1, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Washington's Metro system has spent only eight percent of the economic stimulus funds it has budgeted for information technology, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The Recovery Act enacted last February provided the beleaguered transportation system with $10.65 million for hardware and software to improve maintenance, monitor network ...

Casting a Wider Net

December 1, 2009 Making Internet freedom a condition of diplomatic relations proves difficult. To live up to the title of Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Obama must rally foreign governments with questionable human rights records to cooperate on trade pacts, border deals, nuclear disarmament and a host of other diplomatic agreements. The White ...