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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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Digital technology will speed search-and-rescue efforts

May 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government has found a way to switch from analog to digital satellite-based search and rescue, but it could take until 2020 for the system to be fully operational, federal officials said. The government's existing system - Search-and-Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) -- is nearly 30 years old and has relied ...

Internet isn't the agent of regime change some hoped for

May 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For years, technologists have predicted the Internet would provide the masses with free speech that would challenge totalitarian regimes. But so far the Web has been a weak tool in the fight against censorship, technology experts said on Monday. One of the most commonly cited examples of how citizens have ...

Product safety commission to use crowd sourcing

May 24, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Deaths caused by some childhood products and toys prompted Congress to call for the website.U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Federal regulators proposed on Monday creating a website that will make product safety information almost immediately available, searchable and downloadable so consumers will become aware of possible hazards more quickly. Data ...

From Nextgov.com: Product safety commission to use crowd sourcing

May 24, 2010 Federal regulators proposed on Monday creating a website that will make product safety information almost immediately available, searchable and downloadable so consumers will become aware of possible hazards more quickly. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Transparency effort will not end with Data.gov makeover

May 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Friday unveiled a more interactive version of its online catalog of federal statistics in celebration of the first-ever effort to open government operations to analysis. But observers noted the Obama administration still has its work cut out for it. One year after launching Data.gov, White House ...

House panel approves bipartisan bill to overhaul cybersecurity

May 20, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House committee on Thursday approved by voice vote a bill that would overhaul federal cybersecurity laws to install a permanent cyber czar and chief technology officer, ensure continuous monitoring of networks, and do away with paperwork requirements that some said distracted managers from securing computer systems. "This has truly ...

Data warehouse gets a facelift for its one-year anniversary

May 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Friday will unveil an upgraded online depot of downloadable federal statistics that is the equivalent of a YouTube video-sharing website for data analysts, according to federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. When Data.gov launched in May 2009, its offerings were scant and the formatting of its ...

Public views agency websites as transparent, collaborative

May 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 051910foreseeNGins(May. 19) - Larry Freed, president of ForeSee Results, says transparency is about sharing information, not just about data.ForeSee Results An index that measures citizens' perceptions of the transparency of federal websites increased slightly in the past quarter, with the Defense Department showing one of the highest percentage jumps in ...

Lieberman's cybersecurity bill leans on buying power

May 18, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 051810liebermanNGins(May. 18) - Under Sen. Lieberman's proposal, acquisition officers would be better informed about security features and flaws.Harry Hamburg/AP Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., plans to unveil a bill soon that aims to beef up cybersecurity inside and outside government by using agencies' mammoth collective purchasing power to demand safeguards in ...

From Nextgov.com: Lieberman's cybersecurity bill leans on buying power

May 18, 2010 Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., plans to unveil a bill soon that aims to beef up cybersecurity inside and outside government by using agencies' mammoth collective purchasing power to demand safeguards in information technology products, a Senate Democratic aide said on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.