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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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Science agency asks lawmakers to boost staff funding

March 20, 2007 The National Science Foundation -- the origin of most federal funding for technology research -- had a chance to air its wish list with Congress on Tuesday and repeatedly sought more staffing resources. The House Science and Technology Research and Science Education Subcommittee invited NSF leaders to a hearing on...

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Earmarks data now set to go online in phases

March 12, 2007 The White House Office of Management and Budget published some information on spending earmarks to the Internet late Monday -- a departure from the detailed disclosure that OMB outlined earlier this year. In a Jan. 25 memorandum, OMB directed all federal agencies to submit earmark details from every appropriations bill...

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Lawmakers seek to draw attention to FOIA

March 2, 2007 The annual campaign by open government activists and journalists to raise awareness about the importance of transparency, known as Sunshine Week, will continue with congressional action this year. During the celebration from March 12 to March 16, senators will reintroduce legislation to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. The 2005...

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Science agency chastised for its spending priorities

March 1, 2007 House appropriators from both parties say they are baffled by some of the priorities -- or lack thereof -- in the National Science Foundation's budget request for fiscal 2008. Cybersecurity was absent from a list of priorities that NSF Director Arden Bement shared with the House Commerce, Justice, Science and...

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Google seeks to sell agencies on hosted software

February 28, 2007 Google's foray into business software applications last week will give government employees at every level the means to exchange and collaborate on documents over the Internet, according to Google officials. The ever-evolving search giant just began selling software products on demand to government and industry. The "software as a service"...

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Government's global news pulled from USA.gov site

February 22, 2007 The Internet home for government information has been stripped of Voice of America content and other international news after federal lawyers determined that the material should not be on a domestic news site. VOA, which began airing in radio format in 1942, is a multimedia, international broadcasting service funded by...

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Health agency pulls 'podcasting' page after hacking

February 21, 2007 The Internet page for audio and video "podcasts" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was hacked earlier this month, prompting the agency to pull it indefinitely and alert visitors that their computers may have been infected with a computer virus. Currently, the page redirects visitors to a notice...

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Lawmakers, administration clash over science funding

February 14, 2007 Lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday lamented the proposed fiscal 2008 research and development budget for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, while an administration official said NASA's future is at risk due to current congressional funding levels. At a House Science and Technology Committee hearing, panel Chairman Bart Gordon,...

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Senators question HHS chief about health IT issues

February 13, 2007 The head of the Health and Human Services Department was grilled Tuesday about the swelling medical costs to citizens. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a proponent of health information technology, pressed HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt for explanations on health IT spending in the president's fiscal 2008 budget request during Leavitt's appearance...

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White House to publicly identify troubled IT projects

February 8, 2007 For the first time, the Bush administration is releasing a watch list of information technology projects under scrutiny to coincide with the release of the president's budget request. The move comes after Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., exerted pressure on the White House Office of Management and Budget to give Congress...