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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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New IT spending aimed partly at cybersecurity

February 7, 2007 The president's proposal to increase funding for federal information technology programs by almost 3 percent over last year's budget request is aimed partly at fortifying cybersecurity, White House Office of Management and Budget officials said Wednesday. "We were very focused on cybersecurity as we went forward" with the agenda for...

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Senators criticize HHS over security of health data

February 2, 2007 The Health and Human Services Department drew criticism at a Senate subcommittee hearing Thursday afternoon for rejecting a government auditor's recommendation that HHS craft a comprehensive approach for protecting patient data within a national health information system. A Jan. 10 report by the Government Accountability Office stated that the department...

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House panels offer fertile ground to review tech issues

January 31, 2007 The leaders of the three House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees that touch on technology are not well known in industry circles -- yet. "We're going to have to work to build a relationship with them," said Trey Hodgkins, senior director of defense and intelligence programs at the Information Technology...

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Space agency selects finalists for Mars experiments

January 10, 2007 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected proposals for experiments to conduct on Mars in 2011 and also announced that a U.S. researcher will be working with the European Space Agency on a 2013 mission to hunt for former signs of life on the Red Planet. All three missions...

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NASA workers fight layoffs, seek spaceship aid

January 5, 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration employees have asked congressional appropriators to adopt fiscal 2007 language forbidding layoffs at the agency and to grant sufficient funding for the next-generation manned spaceship. The space agency had planned to cut up to 2,673 employees by the end of fiscal 2006, but senators proposed...

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Group formed to address future of libraries in Internet era

December 20, 2006 With reference materials easily accessible online, modern public libraries are now more like coffeehouse meeting places with Internet access than book lenders. But libraries and librarians still serve a purpose, say officials from the Library of Congress, academia and the Web search industry, and they have formed an advisory group...

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Systems to monitor flu pandemic not ready

December 19, 2006 Computerized monitoring of healthcare data is crucial in preparing for an influenza pandemic, but the tools are not in place yet, according to medical experts. On Monday, the White House released a status report on implementation of the nation's strategy for a pandemic. The action plan, issued six months ago,...

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Lawmakers to push for public-private swapping of tech workers

December 18, 2006 Lawmakers next year plan to push agencies to begin a program that aims to swap federal information technology employees with private-sector employees. The effort was supposed to have been initiated years ago. The IT exchange program was created by an e-government law four years ago, but no exchanges have occurred...

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Google to index content for federal space agency

December 18, 2006 Google soon will index content from outer space as part of its search services, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials. The NASA Ames Research Center and Google, which are Silicon Valley neighbors, on Monday revealed the details of a partnership formed in fall 2005. The pair will focus...

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New House panel will oversee information policy

December 12, 2006 The incoming chairman of the House Government Reform Committee plans to form an Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee. "My goal is to consolidate the jurisdictions of some of the subcommittees so that the jurisdiction of each subcommittee will have broad appeal and will engage the attention of the...