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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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Bernanke on IT and Productivity

August 25, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After Ben Bernanke was appointed to his first term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, he gave a commencement speech on the connection between information technology and economic prosperity to the class of 2006 at his alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The man that President Obama on Tuesday ...

Hand-Cleaning CDC Social Media

August 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The administration quickly should spread hand-cleaning and other public health messages through social media to prepare young people for the expected 2009-H1N1 epidemic, a presidential advisory group reported on Monday. The recommendation by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), a group of leading scientists and engineers ...

Administration defends security of health IT

August 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Privacy and security issues are priorities for the administration when it comes to electronic health records, said government officials and members of a health information technology panel this week. "Fundamentally, we recognize that meaningful use [of health IT] unquestionably brings in the privacy and security risks to the provider and ...

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.