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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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DHS ditches unified financial management system

May 13, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Homeland Security plans to abandon construction of a combined finance, acquisition and asset management system at a departmentwide data center and instead bridge several systems, according to an internal e-mail obtained by Nextgov. The decision follows contract protests by incumbent vendors and a Web-based service provider. In March, federal auditors...

White House sends Congress a long-awaited cybersecurity proposal

May 12, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Thursday sent Congress a formal proposal for cybersecurity legislation to help Senate lawmakers craft a passable bill from 50-some measures currently pending in both chambers. The long-awaited framework would formally grant the Homeland Security Department oversight of cybersecurity operations within civilian federal agencies -- a role...

White House pans intelligence bill over insider threat system deadline

May 12, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Obama administration officials rejected an intelligence authorization bill set for a House vote Thursday, saying it undercuts funding and demands that the director of national intelligence roll out an insider threat detection system by an unreasonable deadline. The technology, intended to prevent classified information disclosure on the scale of the...

From Nextgov.com: White House sends Congress long-awaited cybersecurity proposal

May 12, 2011 The White House on Thursday sent Congress a formal proposal for cybersecurity legislation to help Senate lawmakers craft a passable bill from 50-some measures currently pending in both chambers. Read the full story at Nextgov.com.

House Committee Tries to Define Cyberwar

May 11, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Defense authorization bill expected to move out of committee Wednesday night attempts to explicate the ill-defined area of cyberwarfare, spelling out the Pentagon's power to engage in covert military activities over the Internet. The legislation, H.R. 1540, clarifies that "the secretary of Defense has the authority to conduct clandestine...

White House Cyber Proposal Excludes Classified Systems

May 11, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House as early as this week is expected to send Congress draft legislation for a far-reaching cybersecurity bill that stops short of addressing the sticky subject of classified systems, sources tell Nextgov. The consensus among experts consulted in the drafting of the legislation is that the proposal will...

Bill mandating WikiLeaks safeguards for Pentagon networks set to advance to House floor

May 11, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House committee is poised to advance legislation to protect classified information -- and avoid gross losses, such as those suffered during the WikiLeaks breach -- by requiring the installation of a centralized instrument for detecting unauthorized behavior on all military networks. The deadline for activating the system of software...

From Nextgov.com: Bill mandating WikiLeaks safeguards for Pentagon networks set to advance to House floor

May 11, 2011 A House committee is poised to advance legislation to protect classified information -- and avoid gross losses, such as those suffered during the WikiLeaks breach -- by requiring the installation of a centralized instrument for detecting unauthorized behavior on all military networks. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Coast Guard missions demand updated technology, commandant says

May 10, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. Coast Guard sends personnel into treacherous waters without modern equipment because the agency does not have enough money to replace aging surveillance and communications technology, the service's top officer told Senate appropriators on Tuesday. In its 2012 budget request, the Coast Guard, part of the Homeland Security Department,...

Survey: Federal security chiefs pull top salaries among global cyber workforce

May 9, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many computer security chiefs in the federal government outearned their private sector counterparts across the globe during the past year, according to a study released on Monday by market research firm Frost and Sullivan. Among the C-level cyber managers surveyed raking in $120,000 or more, 32 percent were federal chief...