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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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Lots of Internet Freedom in Russia

October 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In Russia, a formerly repressive regime, citizens seem to have at least one new avenue of freedom that U.S. State Department officials have been trying to prop open globally: the blogosphere. Pro-government activists are not making much noise there, according to a new study by Harvard University's Berkman Center for ...

Security flaws found in systems that track recovery-related spending at Transportation

October 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Transportation Department websites that post stimulus spending results could be vulnerable to hackers looking to attack visitors' computers and manipulate data, according to the department's inspector general. In December 2009, the IG's office began examining safeguards for the systems that track the $48 billion Congress authorized Transportation to spend on ...

From Nextgov.com: Flaw found in systems that track recovery-related spending at Transportation

October 25, 2010 Transportation Department websites that post stimulus spending results could be vulnerable to hackers looking to attack visitors' computers and manipulate data, according to the department's inspector general. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Official says government is helpless against fake security certifications

October 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A White House official on Friday said fake secure websites created to steal money or personal information are a danger the government is powerless to control. The comment from Andrew McLaughlin, White House deputy chief technology officer for Internet policy, came during a panel discussion on emerging threats to e-commerce ...

Recovery Board will track nonstimulus funding for education jobs

October 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The board that oversees stimulus spending will launch a website in mid-November to track nonstimulus federal funding for education jobs, a senior federal official said on Thursday. The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which Congress established in 2009 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is responsible for creating the ...

From Nextgov.com: Recovery Board will track nonstimulus funding for education jobs

October 21, 2010 The board that oversees stimulus spending will launch a website in mid-November to track nonstimulus federal funding for education jobs, a senior federal official said on Thursday. The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which Congress established in 2009 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is responsible for creating the ...

Report: FBI case management system still falls short

October 20, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Justice Department inspector general has found that while the FBI has spent most of the $451 million allocated for an electronic case management system, the bureau has yet to complete the most difficult work on the project. The IG's report, released Wednesday, is the seventh the office has conducted ...

Inconsistent policies trip up efforts to track terrorist finances

October 20, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Insufficient collaboration among federal agencies and differing domestic and foreign cyberspace policies are stymieing U.S. efforts to cut off financial support for terrorist groups, says one computer forensics expert who started his career at the World Trade Center in New York. Tracking terrorist money involves analyzing credit card transactions, online ...

The Path Forward

October 20, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow To be seen as more open, the federal government should actively market itself in print, online and everywhere else people consume information, according to a separate ForeSee Results study that analyzed people's perceptions of the transparency of agency websites. The more transparent the site, the more willing citizens were to ...

Americans give low marks to Obama transparency effort at agencies

October 20, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Kelly Martin/Nextgov The public isn't convinced that the Obama administration is being fully open with Americans, more than a year and a half after the president launched a governmentwide transparency effort, according to a new survey conducted by ForeSee Results and Nextgov. But compared to regulated industries in the United ...