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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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Recovery.gov Maps Go Deeper

July 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Recovery.gov on Thursday retooled the maps on its Web site, as the official stimulus-monitoring portal prepares for a more thorough refresh later this summer. While agencies are not required to begin transmitting spending reports until October, they are beginning to report their weekly state-by-state distributions of money, according to Vice ...

Data.gov Copycats

July 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government transparency enthusiasts have launched a public-service Web site that pulls and repackages federal data - fulfilling the aim of the White House's "democratizing data" campaign. Sunlight Labs, a spinoff of the Sunlight Foundation that develops Web applications, is trying to one-up Data.gov. The government site, which launched May 21, ...

GSA will retain oversight of contract to build Recovery.gov

July 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In an unusual move, the General Services Administration will supervise the recently awarded contract to overhaul the Recovery.gov Web site, rather than handing off the contract management duties to the oversight board that maintains the site, officials with the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board said on Wednesday. "GSA will be ...

From Nextgov.com: GSA will retain oversight of contract to build Recovery.gov

July 16, 2009 In an unusual move, the General Services Administration will supervise the recently awarded contract to overhaul the Recovery.gov Web site, rather than handing off the contract management duties to the oversight board that maintains the site, officials with the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board said on Wednesday. Read the full ...

State medical records laws complicate White House plans

July 15, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A patchwork of conflicting state regulations may hamper the Obama administration's plan to quickly cut health care costs by transitioning from paper to electronic medical records, say some vendors and hospital managers. The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included about $20 billion to encourage doctors and hospitals to install ...

Recovery.gov Contract Details Coming

July 13, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration will release by early next week a redacted version of the potential $18 million contract to upgrade Recovery.gov, GSA officials said on Monday. Government transparency advocates had been calling on GSA and the board overseeing stimulus spending to publish the agreement that will cost taxpayers $9.5 ...

Recovery.gov Details Contract

July 13, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After a public outpouring of questions, concerns and bewilderment about the $18 million pricetag of a contract for a Recovery.gov Web site, the board overseeing the site's overhaul late Friday revealed some details. The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which maintains the official stimulus-monitoring site, posted for the first time ...

From Nextgov.com: Details of Recovery.gov redesign contract revealed

July 13, 2009 After a public outpouring of questions and concerns about the potential $18 million price tag of a contract to redesign Recovery.gov, the board overseeing the official stimulus-tracking site's overhaul late Friday revealed some details on the agreement. Read the full story on Next.gov

Details of Recovery.gov redesign contract revealed

July 13, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After a public outpouring of questions and concerns about the potential $18 million price tag of a contract to redesign Recovery.gov, the board overseeing the official stimulus-tracking site's overhaul late Friday revealed some details on the agreement. The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which maintains Recovery.gov, posted for the first ...

Government withholds details on contract to redesign Recovery.gov

July 10, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The redesign of the official stimulus-tracking site Recovery.gov so far has produced more secrecy than transparency, according to some project management specialists and open government advocates. Observers criticized the General Services Administration, which on Wednesday announced it had awarded Hollywood, Md.-based Web services provider Smartronix a contract to upgrade the ...