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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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Issa: IGs, Public Will Get Data

November 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On Election Night, California Republican Darrell Issa, the presumptive chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he intends to release more data about government operations and authorize federal inspectors general to do the same. "I'm going to make sure that the 74 primary inspectors general are able ...

White House is set to unveil guidance on IT purchases

November 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House is poised to announce changes to the way agencies buy about $80 billion in information technology annually. The guidance, which the Office of Management and Budget will release on Nov. 19, represents the culmination of four months of meetings with agency IT chiefs and a close examination ...

White House proposes common security requirements for cloud computing

November 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed a common set of security requirements for cloud computing that all federal agencies and contractors could share. The move is intended to expedite the transition to universal Web-based services by eliminating the need for agencies to assess and authorize every information technology product. During ...

From Nextgov.com: White House is set to unveil guidance on IT purchases

November 2, 2010 The White House is poised to announce changes to the way agencies buy about $80 billion in information technology annually. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

2014 Insurance Exchange Funding Now Available

November 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration on Friday announced funds for states to move ahead with online health insurance exchanges set to launch in 2014, despite uncertainty over whether opponents will strike down the healthcare law mandating such e-marketplaces before then. The exchanges, akin to online travel sites, are intended to help people ...

Obama advances nanotechnology for agencies, industry

November 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Monday detailed a $1.76 billion program for 2011 and beyond, with additional funding, to reinvent industry with minuscule semiconductors, tiny medical implants and other nanoscale materials. The implications of the National Nanotechnology Initiative draft strategic plan for information technology range from threat-detection sensors for the Defense ...

Twitter Ties

November 1, 2010 Federal managers are Tweeting into unknown territory to get the word out and to get their jobs done. Many agencies have turned to Twitter as a public relations tool for keeping people informed. Followers online can gather snippets on everything from the secretary of State's remarks at Middle East peace ...

Bomb plot planes not covered under cargo screening program

October 31, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S.-bound cargo planes that were part of Friday's coordinated terrorist attack would not necessarily have been subject to the government's certified cargo screening program because the initiative's inspections only cover cargo on passenger flights, according to Homeland Security Department policies posted on the agency's website. Federal auditors recently criticized ...

Postal Service called slow to exploit IT

October 29, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service has fallen behind in generating revenue from new applications of information technology, such as switching to a FedEx-like tracking system, selling USPS data to mailers and charging local governments to issue various citizen identification credentials at post offices, says the agency's independent regulator. One of ...

Poll: Identity Theft Scarier than Internet Security

October 28, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Americans are more worried about terrorism, contagions and identity theft than Internet security, according to a twice-yearly security survey by Unisys. But it would seem that identity theft and Internet security are one and the same these days. So much so that the White House, over the weekend, announced the ...