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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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Federal IT professionals to receive new program manager status

March 30, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration has proposed creating a new federal position -- information technology program manager -- to help reverse the multiyear delays and multimillion-dollar losses that agency computing projects traditionally accrue. The new position is part of a 25-point strategy unveiled late last year for changing the way the government...

Legacy of WikiLeaks scandal might be agency mistrust

March 30, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The most disturbing implication of the WikiLeaks scandal is perhaps not the frayed diplomatic relationships but the broken trust among U.S. agencies that had been sharing information to help stop terrorists, some former national security officials said on Wednesday. Last year, Pfc. Bradley Manning allegedly extracted -- for publication on...

From Nextgov.com: Legacy of WikiLeaks scandal might be agency mistrust

March 30, 2011 The most disturbing implication of the WikiLeaks scandal is perhaps not the frayed diplomatic relationships but the broken trust among U.S. agencies that had been sharing information to help stop terrorists, some former national security officials said on Wednesday. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Defense funding for cybersecurity is hard to pin down

March 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How much does the military plan to spend on cybersecurity next year? The answer depends on whom you ask and when. In mid-February, the White House proposed spending $2.3 billion on cybersecurity at the Defense Department in the release of its 2012 budget request. Simultaneously, Air Force officials announced their...

From Nextgov.com: Defense funding for cybersecurity is hard to pin down

March 29, 2011 How much does the military plan to spend on cybersecurity next year? The answer depends on whom you ask and when. In mid-February, the White House proposed spending $2.3 billion on cybersecurity at the Defense Department in the release of its 2012 budget request. Simultaneously, Air Force officials announced their...

Cyber Hearing Postponed To Remember Judge, Online Privacy Advocate

March 28, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller has postponed a computer security hearing to attend the funeral of Judge M. Blane Michael, a proponent of digital privacy who served as Rockefeller's special counsel during his first term as governor of West Virginia, aides for the senator said on Monday. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has...

NSA testing smartphones, tablets on safe mobile architecture

March 25, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Security Agency is testing a new mobile infrastructure, largely composed of commercial tools, to secure Top Secret information on portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, a high-level NSA official said. The intelligence community, like the rest of the federal workforce, increasingly wants to access information on...

From Nextgov.com: NSA testing smartphones, tablets on safe mobile architecture

March 25, 2011 The National Security Agency is testing a new mobile infrastructure, largely composed of commercial tools, to secure Top Secret information on portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, a high-level NSA official said. Read the whole story on Nextgov.com

Pentagon seeks $3.2 billion for revised cyber budget

March 24, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Protecting military networks in fiscal 2012 would cost nearly $1 billion more than the Pentagon publicly reported last month, an increase that reflects the growing number of programs being re-categorized as cybersecurity-related, agency officials said. When the Obama administration released its 2012 budget in mid-February, the Pentagon announced it was...

From Nextgov.com: Pentagon seeks $3.2 billion for revised cyber budget

March 24, 2011 Protecting military networks in fiscal 2012 would cost nearly $1 billion more than the Pentagon publicly reported last month, an increase that reflects the growing number of programs being re-categorized as cybersecurity-related, agency officials said. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.