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Aliya Sternstein

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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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Vendors worry posting of contracts will expose proprietary data

August 4, 2009 Some vendors are concerned that the recent online publication of a contract proposal to overhaul the Recovery.gov Web site could set a precedent to publish other proposals, and they are urging the government to be cautious about disclosing corporate or national security information. The General Services Administration released on Friday...

Health care reform hinges on technology

August 3, 2009 Most health care reform proposals before Congress would expand the use of health information technology, say health care IT specialists. Both the House and Senate are contemplating some sort of online marketplace that would allow Americans to compare and buy insurance plans. The concept is referred to interchangeably as a...

GSA posts winning Recovery.gov overhaul contract proposal

August 3, 2009 The General Services Administration made public on Friday around 9 p.m. the winning contract proposal for the potential $18 million overhaul of Recovery.gov. Redacted copies of the contract package now are available on Recovery.gov, the official site that tracks stimulus dollars. "The new Recovery.gov will provide citizens and communities with...

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From Nextgov.com: GSA posts Recovery.gov winning contract proposal

August 3, 2009 The General Services Administration made public on Friday the winning contract proposal for the potential $18 million overhaul of Recovery.gov. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Updated: Recovery.gov Contract

July 31, 2009 Update: Late Friday night, GSA released the Smartronix contract documents. They are now publicly available here on Recovery.gov . The government is behind in posting the potential $18 million contract for the redesign of Recovery.gov because of the work involved to ensure the disabled can access it, said officials at...

Godwin's White House Tenure Ends

July 31, 2009 Bev Godwin, who helped bridge the digital divide between federal Luddites and Obama administration tech whizzes, is leaving her post at the White House's new media office. Friday is her last day as the office's director of online resources and interagency development, White House officials said. Her detail to the...

Privacy protections could hamper agencies' adoption of cookies

July 30, 2009 The White House's newly proposed plan to lift a nine-year ban on placing online-tracking devices on federal Web sites could conflict with other government regulations, some privacy and new media specialists said. Since 2000, agencies have been barred from using cookies -- software that a site deposits on visitors computers...

The Health Show Must Go On

July 29, 2009 After liberal and conservative House Democrats on Wednesday compromised on a health care bill, the Web site of the committee with jurisdiction apparently went down due to "an unusually high number of visitors." The spartan site of the House Energy and Commerce Committee now consists of the panel's logo, logistical...

States' stimulus tracking sites are mediocre at best, report finds

July 29, 2009 A study released on Wednesday criticizes most state Web sites that track stimulus spending, specifically finding fault with their coverage of job creation, contract awards and geographic location of projects. Good Jobs First, a Washington research center that co-chairs the Coalition for An Accountable Recovery, issued the report as part...

Library Official Picked For Archivist

July 28, 2009 Update: The White House has announced it has sent Ferriero's nomination to the Senate for confirmation. President Obama reportedly plans to appoint David S. Ferriero to the position of U.S. Archivist, a job that entails deploying a massive technologically-agnostic system to preserve and publish the historical record of the United...