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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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House DHS Cyber Bill Unveiled

November 17, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Several House Democrats on Wednesday evening announced they have introduced legislation that would expand the Homeland Security Department's cybersecurity powers, adding to the growing pile of competing bills aimed at protecting the Internet from criminals and foreign enemies. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the outgoing chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, ...

Senators mull bill to require private sector reporting of cyberattacks

November 17, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Senators are contemplating legislation to mandate that the private sector report cyberattacks in the wake of Stuxnet, a recently detected computer worm with potential to bring down industrial operations ranging from water treatment to manufacturing. At a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, Chairman Joe Lieberman, ...

Debate swirls on overhauling cybersecurity certifications

November 17, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Most cybersecurity professionals oppose the idea of restructuring training to boost workforce levels, according to a survey a trade association released on Wednesday, two days after a dueling report by a Washington security think tank called current certification programs inadequate. The Wednesday poll, conducted by (ISC)2, a nonprofit group that ...

Air cargo screening lacks advanced intelligence, DHS testifies

November 16, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Homeland Security Department officials on Tuesday told lawmakers they do not have enough intelligence about the contents of cargo on aircraft -- before they depart foreign countries -- to ensure that dangerous devices are not aboard planes headed for the United States. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ...

From Nextgov.com: Air cargo screening lacks advanced intelligence, DHS testifies

November 16, 2010 Homeland Security Department officials on Tuesday told lawmakers they do not have enough intelligence about the contents of cargo on aircraft -- before they depart foreign countries -- to ensure that dangerous devices are not aboard planes headed for the United States. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Bypass FOIA and seek data from agencies, says Obama official

November 15, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House's open government leader said Americans should not bother filing requests for government documents under the Freedom of Information Act and instead should contact open government officials at agencies who can post or e-mail the materials faster. Beth Noveck, deputy chief technology officer for open government, on Monday ...

From Nextgov.com: Bypass FOIA and seek data from agencies, says Obama official

November 15, 2010 The White House's open government leader said Americans should not bother filing requests for government documents under the Freedom of Information Act and instead should contact open government officials at agencies who can post or e-mail the materials faster. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Lawmakers expect DHS to cancel troubled border security program

November 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., says DHS needs a better strategy for securing the Southwest border.Kevin Dietsch/Landov Incoming Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee expect Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will soon cancel the stalled $1.1 billion Secure Border Initiative Network contract with Boeing Co., committee aides said. The border ...

From Nextgov.com: Lawmakers expect DHS to cancel troubled border security program

November 12, 2010 Incoming Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee expect Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will soon cancel the stalled $1.1 billion Secure Border Initiative Network contract with Boeing Co., committee aides said. The border security technology program, known as SBInet, has experienced serious cost, schedule and performance problems since the ...

Energy takes one-time darling of supercomputers offline

November 11, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department is shutting down Purple, a five-year-old supercomputer that was once the darling of the government's fleet of machines for simulating nuclear weapons performance. Energy officials announced the department has turned off the IBM machine that was procured for $230 million, following a decade-long pursuit to build a ...