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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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Report: Data center consolidation faces major time, money hurdles

September 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies are likely to have a hard time executing their required plans for downsizing costly data centers, due to financial constraints and aggressive deadlines, a new study by market research firm INPUT finds. Departments this fall are starting to follow recently developed roadmaps for shrinking server farms, which federal...

From Nextgov.com: Lack of time and money threatens data center consolidation

September 21, 2010 Federal agencies are likely to have a hard time executing their required plans for downsizing costly data centers, due to financial constraints and aggressive deadlines, a new study by market research firm INPUT finds. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

CIOs are ahead of the curve on improving accountability

September 20, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Several agency chief information officers say they were taking steps to hold themselves accountable to taxpayers, even before President Obama reminded them of their civic duty last week. They cited as evidence ongoing efforts to weed out underperforming information technology projects and to shrink data center footprints. Obama on Sept....

OMB kills Justice system, revises another at Interior

September 20, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This article was updated at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, to include a comment from Computer Sciences Corp. The administration has chosen to eliminate a Justice Department computer system and overhaul an Interior Department security project as part of its continuing review of some 30 mission-critical information technology initiatives...

From Nextgov.com: OMB kills Justice IT system, revises another at Interior

September 20, 2010 The administration has chosen to eliminate a Justice Department computer system and overhaul an Interior Department security project as part of its continuing review of some 30 mission-critical information technology initiatives for possible cuts. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

VA reports 10 missing laptops, likely no personal data lost

September 17, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow CIO Roger Baker says most of the lost laptops were not loaded with data and applications.Chris Flynn The Veterans Affairs Department discovered 10 laptops were missing from its inventory in August, an unusually high number of lost computers, VA's chief information officer said on Friday. The frequency of incidents surprised...

Social Security Administration assigns modernization work

September 17, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Social Security Administration has assigned four vendors specific jobs within a multibillion-dollar contract to support the agency's modernization program, rather than have the companies compete against each other for the work, agency officials said on Friday. The decision differs from some procurement specialists' expectation that the agency would let...

From Nextgov.com: Veterans Affairs reports 10 missing laptops in August

September 17, 2010 The Veterans Affairs Department discovered 10 laptops were missing from its inventory in August, an unusually high number of lost computers, VA's chief information officer said on Friday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

RAT Board Proposes ID System

September 15, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The head inspector of stimulus spending on Wednesday issued a formal white paper, imploring the administration to regulate the way federal agencies label awards so they all use a common naming convention for all types of loans, grants and contracts. The lack of a uniform naming convention for awards is...

OMB cancels financial system development at SBA and VA

September 15, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients says a review of financial systems is generating results.Carrie Devorah/Newscom White House officials announced on Wednesday they have canceled upgrades to financial management systems at the Small Business Administration and the Veterans Affairs Department as part of a strategy to save about $1 billion a...

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