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Aliya Sternstein

Senior Correspondent

Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems for Nextgov. She has covered technology for nine years at such publications as National Journal's TechnologyDaily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, she covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She has been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, WTOP and Federal News Radio. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Will the White House give CIOs more power in the 2011 budget?

November 11, 2009 As the White House readies the fiscal 2011 federal budget, language in some fiscal 2010 spending bills indicates a commitment from Congress and the executive branch to broaden the power of chief information officers, say some industry professionals. A report accompanying the 2010 Veterans Affairs Department spending bill, which is ...

Stimulus ties spending on broadband to civic participation

November 10, 2009 A Federal Communications Commission initiative to create a nationwide plan for expanding high-speed Internet access also is expanding e-government, FCC officials said. The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set a February 2010 deadline to create a plan that would provide high-speed Internet access to all Americans. By law, ...

FDA on Pharma Ads 2.0

November 9, 2009 This week the Food and Drug Administration is holding hearings on the promotional use of social media by the pharmaceutical industry. Consumers, advertisers and the health care industry are anxious to know how FDA will advise drug companies on harnessing the viral power of social networking while protecting consumers from ...

(Mail)Man Vs. Machine

November 6, 2009 Federal auditors on Thursday reported that workforce costs at the U.S. Postal Service decreased only slightly this year, despite automation at USPS. Phillip Herr, director of physical infrastructure issues at the Government Accountability Office, testified before Congress, "USPS's financial condition and outlook continue to be challenging despite recent congressional action ...

Old mainframes hinder Social Security's move to online services

November 6, 2009 Obsolete mainframe software at the Social Security Administration threatens to slow the deployment of online services, just as the number of retiring baby boomers is increasing and adding to the agency's workload, according to a white paper an industry group released on Friday. SSA has stored citizens' retirement information in ...

Open government conference sponsor takes flak over its software

November 4, 2009 Adobe on Wednesday hosted a free open government conference aimed at promoting online transparency, amid protests by bloggers who question the transparency benefits of the software company's products. The well-attended conference showcased pioneers in federal new media, including Lisa Schlosser, director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Information Collection, ...

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From Nextgov.com: White House's online contests for federal employees have roots in Virginia

November 3, 2009 The White House has borrowed a strategy that one of its top technology executives employed while working for the commonwealth of Virginia, using online contests to motivate federal employees to submit ideas that improve government performance. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Recovery Mode

November 3, 2009 Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney and his team had to find an accurate and public way to account for stimulus spending - and quickly.Chris Flynn Early this year, as the federal government set out to distribute $787 billion in economic stimulus funds, the challenge quickly became one of situational awareness. ...

White House's online contests for feds have roots in Virginia

November 3, 2009 The White House has borrowed a strategy that one of its top technology executives employed while working for the commonwealth of Virginia, using online contests to motivate federal employees to submit ideas that improve government performance. In 2007, Virginia officials, including Aneesh Chopra, then the commonwealth's secretary of technology, introduced ...

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Recovery Mode

November 1, 2009 Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney and his team had to find an accurate and public way to account for stimulus spending-and quickly. Early this year, as the federal government set out to distribute $787 billion in economic stimulus funds, the challenge quickly became one of situational awareness. An unknown number ...