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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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Emerging Leaders

October 1, 2011 Young executives are taking their passion for public service to the top. As government grapples with seemingly intractable problems like shrinking budgets, overlapping missions and cumbersome processes from bygone days, there is some good news. Young leaders are stepping up to redefine the way federal agencies work through better technology,...

Keys to the Kingdom

October 1, 2011 Agency IT managers are scrambling to prevent employees' personal phones and tablets from creating new openings for hackers. Ready or not, iPhones, iPads, Droids and other personal wireless devices are invading the federal workplace. Almost no formal security policies or procedures are in place yet to protect agency networks from...

Experts chide TSA for poor risk assessment of security measures

September 30, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated. Control over passenger screening technology should be shifted to airlines because the private sector is better than the Transportation Security Administration at making economical security choices based on risk management analyses, officials from a libertarian think tank said during a Capitol Hill briefing Friday. Jim...

Experts chide TSA for poor risk assessment of security measures

September 30, 2011 Control over passenger screening technology should be shifted to airlines because the private sector is better than the Transportation Security Administration at making economical security choices based on risk management analyses, officials from a libertarian think tank said during a Capitol Hill briefing Friday. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Software licensing issues delay Pentagon's computer security plan

September 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A forthcoming DVD containing standard security settings for quickly configuring computers on the battlefield likely cannot be used departmentwide until each service's multiyear software licenses expire, Pentagon officials said. The point of the unified master gold disk, set to become available during the first quarter of 2012, is to reduce...

Software licensing issues delay Pentagon's computer security plan

September 29, 2011 A forthcoming DVD containing standard security settings for quickly configuring computers on the battlefield likely cannot be used departmentwide until each service's multiyear software licenses expire, Pentagon officials said. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

OnStar, Supreme Court Weigh Practicality of GPS Spying

September 28, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Navigation service OnStar has scrubbed a planned policy that would have kept tabs on drivers after they canceled their subscriptions, amid a backlash from customers and privacy activists. A recently proposed change to the General Motors subsidiary's terms and conditions stated that starting in December it would continue to collect...

Legal positions on warrantless GPS tracking defy politics

September 28, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Do not expect the U.S. Supreme Court to split along partisan lines when it grapples with an upcoming Obama administration case to decide whether amassing location data from a GPS device on a suspect's vehicle is constitutional, said former Bush administration officials who have argued before the court during both...

Political and industry wrangling likely will delay cybersecurity reforms

September 26, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Republicans are set to deliver House Speaker John Boehner proposals for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation early next month, but disagreements over regulating critical infrastructure sectors and partisan friction make it unlikely the House and Senate will agree on a final big bill by year's end, say people familiar with the negotiations....

Proposed funding cuts will jeopardize DHS headquarters plans

September 23, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The planned relocation of Homeland Security Department headquarters to St. Elizabeths hospital will fall off-schedule and could rack up more costs under the reduced funding levels that Congress wants, Obama administration officials said Friday. Lawmakers denied spending requests for the move amid concerns about the general economic environment as well...

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