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Aliya Sternstein

Senior Correspondent Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems for Nextgov. She has covered technology for nine years at such publications as National Journal's TechnologyDaily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, she covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She has been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, WTOP and Federal News Radio. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Cookie Opt-Out Conundrum

June 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One civil liberties group that worked closely with the administration to develop privacy guidelines on the use of cookies says it is not satisfied with the final policy on such web-tracking tools that was released today. The Center for Democracy and Technology writes on its blog, "When we offered suggestions ...

State, Egyptian tech officials meet to improve U.S.-Muslim ties

June 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A delegation of Egyptian government officials that included the country's head of information technology met with U.S. policymakers during two days this week to discuss plans for building business ventures in both countries through online collaboration. "We recognize the importance of leveraging information technology to maximize our outreach and effectiveness," ...

White House abolishes decade-old cookies ban

June 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As expected, White House officials on Friday rolled back a 10-year-old prohibition on web-tracking devices called cookies, a policy that online experts said prevented agencies from personalizing online services to engage the public. For nearly a year, the Office of Management and Budget had been consulting with privacy advocates and ...

OMB launches website to publicly hold agencies accountable for improper payments

June 24, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Jennifer Trezza/Nextgov.com The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday launched a website that is intended to publicly hold agencies accountable for payments distributed in error to vendors, benefit recipients and even schoolchildren. PaymentAccuracy.gov is part of an ongoing effort to rein in the $100 billion wasted on improper payments ...

From Nextgov.com: OMB launches website to publicly hold agencies accountable for improper payments

June 24, 2010 The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday launched a website that is intended to publicly hold agencies accountable for payments distributed in error to vendors, benefit recipients and even schoolchildren. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Agencies begin to get the feel of sensor technology

June 23, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Expect more civilian agencies to embed sensors in objects ranging from buoys to waterways during the next year in response to rising environmental concerns and dropping prices for computer chips, a federal tech analyst said. "What we are seeing in the market is a new generation of technology that is ...

Presidential committee on innovation hosts first meeting to boost promising tech, jobs

June 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow At the inaugural meeting of a new presidential advisory committee on innovation, experts in information technology pointed to areas in IT, nanotechnology and biotechnology in which government assistance could lead to new products and job growth. Tuesday's event was featured on social media channels to collect insights from the committee's ...

Navigating the Do-Not-Pay List(s)

June 18, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow White House officials on Friday announced they will begin rolling out governmentwide a mashup device currently used to detect stimulus-spending fraud, but they also noted a technological weakness preventing agencies from quickly spotting potential improper payments. As Nextgov first reported last fall, the Recovery Board, an independent agency charged with ...

Data.gov's next big thing: Mashing up federal stats with maps

June 18, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Data.gov, the federal government's clearinghouse of downloadable information, plans to release new gadgets that will enable the public to easily create mashups of maps and statistics, according to officials working on the enhancements. Mashups are a fusion of information and images that can illustrate relationships or patterns and, in this ...

From Nextgov.com: Data.gov’s next big thing: Mashing up federal stats with maps

June 18, 2010 Data.gov, the federal government's clearinghouse of downloadable information, plans to release new gadgets that will enable the public to easily create mashups of maps and statistics, according to officials working on the enhancements. Read the full story on Nextgov.com