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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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Google's new document sharing app a security risk, experts say

April 5, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new feature on Google's customizable home page that allows consumers to transfer files heightens the risk that contractors might expose sensitive government documents, some security analysts say. The giant Web-based search and software provider announced on March 29 that customers who use its personalized iGoogle page now can share ...

From Nextgov.com: Google's new document sharing app a security risk, experts say

April 5, 2010 A new feature on Google's customizable home page that allows users to transfer files heightens the risk that contractors might expose sensitive government documents, some security analysts say. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Grading Executive Transparency

April 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many government accountability groups have been unimpressed with the White House's check-the-box system for tracking agency compliance with President Obama's transparency agenda. The administration issued a December directive instructing departments on how to disclose their daily doings to the public but has not followed up with an assessment. Now a ...

Agencies to unveil open government plans under president's directive

April 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The release next week of new agency rules and plans for using technology to create a more honest, accountable government could be the pinnacle of President Obama's commitment to transparency, say government watchdogs. On April 7, agencies will issue plans to integrate technology into the work of collaborating with other ...

From Nextgov.com: Agencies to unveil open government plans under president’s directive

April 2, 2010 The release next week of new agency rules and plans for using technology to create a more honest, accountable government could be the pinnacle of President Obama's commitment to transparency, say government watchdogs. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Law school tries to get the public hooked on rule-making

April 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised the program for promoting "more effective citizen participation."Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The Transportation Department has allowed Cornell Law School to launch a Web site that will experiment with social networking to collect comments on a proposal to ban texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. ...

From Nextgov.com: Law school tries to get the public hooked on rule-making

April 1, 2010 The Transportation Department has allowed Cornell Law School to launch a Web site that will experiment with social networking to collect comments on a proposal to ban texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Guide puts a price tag on security breaches

March 31, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Melissa Hathaway, who conducted the review for the White House, is promoting the handbook.Mandel Ngan/Newscom Public and private sector chief financial officers should develop a budget that calculates the gross financial risk a security breach could pose to their organization, according to a new report from a U.S. standards body ...

From Nextgov.com: Guide puts a price tag on security breaches

March 31, 2010 Public and private sector chief financial officers should develop a budget that calculates the gross financial risk a security breach could pose to their organization, according to a new report from a U.S. standards body and a security trade association. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

White House considers proposals to improve information sharing

March 30, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House is seriously considering proposals by a bipartisan task force to prevent lapses in information sharing among agencies that have allowed some terrorist plots to go undetected, according to members of the nonprofit panel. A task force assembled by the Markle Foundation, a New York-based think tank that ...