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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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One year in, resistance to open government memo lingers

January 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When he took office, President Obama said he wanted agencies to leverage new technologies to open government.Charles Dharapak/AP One year after the president announced an initiative to open the government, agency leaders have demonstrated a strong track record of embracing emerging media to disclose information, but some mid-level managers have ...

From Nextgov.com: One year in, resistance to open government memo lingers

January 21, 2010 One year after the president announced an initiative to open the government, agency leaders have demonstrated a strong track record of embracing emerging media to disclose information, but some mid-level managers have been reluctant to move outside the traditional chain of command. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Bulk of FederalReporting.gov funds go to IT help desk

January 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government has allotted most of the $19 million budget for FederalReporting.gov to the technology service desk that helps stimulus recipients file spending reports properly, not the actual information collection Web site. There is a $6.8 million spending cap for FederalReporting.gov technology -- and a $12 million ceiling for help ...

System Preserves E-Mail, 'Berry Messages

January 15, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The administration on Friday disclosed the mechanics of how it is preserving unclassified White House emails, including BlackBerry messages, in response to a settlement between the nonprofit National Security Archive and the Executive Office of the President. A letter from the office's chief information officer issued to the independent research ...

Geographical agency's Earth movement analysis assists Haiti rescuers

January 15, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal agency charged with monitoring the Earth's geography has been providing round-the-clock movement analysis of the Haiti situation using a new Caribbean seismic network funded in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. "Twenty minutes after the earthquake we could provide the U.S. government with an estimate that nearly ...

Take Your Fed To Work Day

January 14, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Private sector executives on Thursday let Obama cabinet deputy secretaries learn the secret behind their success: technology-driven operations. The corporate chiefs of companies like Southwest Airlines met at the White House to teach the feds how to use technology to make the government more responsive to the people their agencies ...

Industry chiefs impart best technology practices to improve government

January 14, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tech industry titans and administration leaders gathered on Thursday at the White House to discuss how to use technology to streamline government and to make it more responsive. "When Washington lags a generation behind in how we do business, that has a real and serious impact on people's lives," President ...

Cyberattack draws renewed attention to Internet freedom

January 13, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An alleged cyberattack by the Chinese government into systems operated by Google and other U.S. companies, including federal contractors, has prompted the U.S. government to revisit the complicated issue of Internet freedom. Google on Tuesday announced it had detected an intrusion into its corporate infrastructure from China that attempted to ...

Social Security Pays Docs to E-file

January 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Social Security Administration, bogged down with a backlog of disability claims and oncoming onslaught of baby boomer paperwork, is trying to expedite processing by paying medical providers $15 to submit applicants' records electronically. "We are experiencing a significant increase in the number of initial claims for disability insurance benefits ...

Stimulus data needs context so public can understand spending effects

January 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney says stimulus Web site will be clearer with new features.Chris Flynn The government should place the spending results of the economic stimulus package in better context so the public can more easily comprehend the effects of the program, according to a recently released report on ...