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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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Obama's e-health agenda receives cash infusion

August 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House's unveiling on Thursday of $1.2 billion in grants for programs to expand the use of electronic health records represents the first major investment in President Obama's health information technology agenda. Administration officials this past week have publicly tied the benefits of health IT to the president's larger, ...

From Nextgov.com: Obama’s e-health agenda receives cash infusion

August 21, 2009 The White House's unveiling on Thursday of $1.2 billion in grants for programs to expand the use of electronic health records represents the first major investment in President Obama's health information technology agenda. Administration officials this past week have publicly tied the benefits of health IT to the president's larger, ...

Classification Comments from Public?

August 20, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Has time run out? A coalition of public interest groups has yet to hear from the national security adviser about its request that he allow public comment on a review of classification policy before delivering it to the president next week. More than twenty activists and organized groups signed an ...

HHS Issues Breach Notification Rules

August 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The administration on Wednesday announced safeguards intended to protect consumers from health information technology breaches, as the White House tries to move healthcare reform forward. Health IT has been a focal point of the stimulus package and the president's larger healthcare plan -- a plan that is under attack by ...

USDA unit bans browsers other than Internet Explorer

August 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An Agriculture Department agency has begun enforcing a policy banning the use of Web browsers other than Microsoft's Internet Explorer, to the surprise of employees who rely on other browsers, such as Mozilla's Firefox, to help in developing Web sites for public use. An operations manager at USDA's Cooperative State ...

Online tool sheds sunlight on court records

August 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A group of academics have unveiled an online tool to make federal courts transparent by providing free public access to court records -- and they are encouraging the White House to help with the effort. The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University this month began to unlock the ...

From Nextgov.com: USDA unit bans browsers other than Internet Explorer

August 19, 2009 An Agriculture Department agency has begun enforcing a policy banning the use of Web browsers other than Microsoft's Internet Explorer, to the surprise of employees who rely on other browsers, such as Mozilla's Firefox, to help in developing Web sites for public use. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Cloudy Outlook

August 17, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow View charts of top 50 technology contractors for 2000-2009. The impact of Obama IT initiatives like a shift to Web-based services is as yet unknown. The buzzword in federal information technology spending this year is "cloud computing" - the outsourcing of IT services to software and hardware providers. But that ...

Is administration more interested in transparency of Congress?

August 17, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration has moved faster to create transparency for its rivals than for federal agencies under its management, some open government activists claim. Critics point to unrealistic goals in creating a directive for transparency and foot-dragging in posting bills online for comment before the president signs them. Meanwhile, the ...

From Nextgov.com: Is administration more interested in transparency of Congress?

August 17, 2009 The Obama administration has moved faster to create transparency for its rivals than for federal agencies under its management, some open government activists claim. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.