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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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Defense and DHS reach cybersecurity compromise

October 13, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The heads of the Defense and Homeland Security departments on Wednesday formally agreed to coordinate on cybersecurity in a newly established office, amid a debate over whether Defense, DHS or the White House should have chief responsibility for protecting information networks. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet ...

Encryption debate centers on privacy

October 13, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A top State Department official on Wednesday said despite global concerns about covert cybercrime, presidential administrations should not prohibit people from encoding their Internet messages, or rendering them indecipherable to law enforcement officials. Nations, including the United States, are grappling with the problem of how to protect online communications from ...

OMB authentication tool could be used for interagency collaboration

October 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story was updated at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 13. The Office of Management and Budget recently began using a new tool that makes it easier for federal employees to navigate secure websites it administers by requiring them to enter their credentials only once. The single sign-on feature allows authorized ...

From Nextgov.com: OMB authentication tool could be used for interagency collaboration

October 12, 2010 The Office of Management and Budget recently began using a new tool that makes it easier for federal employees to navigate secure websites it administers by requiring them to enter their credentials only once. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

AmeriCorps Security Breach

October 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government has mailed out letters to AmeriCorps participants and applicants informing them that personal information may have been breached due to flaws in the program's website, federal officials announced on Friday. The security weaknesses date back to 2006, they said. Each year, the federal AmeriCorps program offers more than ...

Officials say agency real-time surveillance not likely this year

October 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many agencies will not be able to submit summaries of network threats based on real-time surveillance by the Nov. 15 deadline for reporting on security management to the White House, according to federal officials. The Obama administration in April announced that agencies this fall must use automated security monitoring tools ...

White House says online investigations, privacy can coexist

October 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Civil liberties and national security are at the core of the White House's cybersecurity agenda, a senior administration official said late Wednesday, amid concerns the FBI's desire to wiretap the Internet conflicts with protecting personal information on the Internet. "We don't take the position that this is an either-or situation," ...

One agency wants Internet wiretaps, another wants privacy protected

October 6, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An FBI initiative that would make it easier for law enforcement to wiretap the Internet works at cross purposes with a recently launched cybersecurity public awareness campaign, privacy advocates said. Bureau officials are pushing Congress to pass a bill that would require manufacturers of Web-based technologies to equip their products ...

From Nextgov.com: One agency wants Internet wiretaps, another wants privacy protected

October 6, 2010 An FBI initiative that would make it easier for law enforcement to wiretap the Internet works at crosses purposes with a recently launched cybersecurity public awareness campaign, privacy advocates said. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Deloitte Bolsters Cyber Biz

October 5, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Deloitte & Touche LLP has nabbed the former Federal Aviation Administration cybersecurity chief to expand its threat intelligence business, officials at the consulting company announced on Tuesday. Col. Michael F. Brown, who had been FAA's chief information security officer since 2001, will now serve as a senior manager in Deloitte's ...