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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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Financial regulatory agencies seek to upgrade IT systems

April 29, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Chairman Gary Gensler testified that the CFTC is looking to start implementing technology upgrades.Zhang Jun/Landov Faced with the possibility of greater regulatory responsibilities, the Commodities Future Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission must upgrade their information technology systems, CFTC and SEC heads told Senate appropriators on Wednesday afternoon. ...

Top 10 Satisfying E-Gov Services

April 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agency websites have adjusted well over the past year to new leadership, showing a significant increase in satisfaction between the first quarter of 2009 and 2010, according to the latest quarterly report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Satisfaction with online services reached 75.1 on the index's 100-point scale, a ...

From Nextgov.com: Many Americans surfing for hard facts about government

April 27, 2010 Forty percent of adults who use the Internet are surfing for data about the business of government, a proportion that shocked researchers, according to a survey published on Tuesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Agencies issue self-evaluations for open government plans

April 27, 2010 Ahead of schedule, the White House has posted agencies' assessments of plans for incorporating Obama's principles of open government into their missions. Each agency was required on April 7 to submit a roadmap for increasing civic participation, private sector collaboration and transparency in government. White House officials that day said, ...

Many Americans surfing for hard facts about government

April 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Forty percent of adults who use the Internet are surfing for data about the business of government, a proportion that shocked researchers, according to a survey published on Tuesday. "People want to know what's going on in government," said the report's author Aaron Smith, a researcher at the Pew Research ...

Agencies issue self-evaluations for open government plans

April 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ahead of schedule, the White House has posted assessments of agencies' plans for incorporating Obama's principles of open government into their missions. Each agency was required on April 7 to submit a roadmap for increasing civic participation, private sector collaboration and transparency in government. White House officials that day said, ...

A Dashboard For Metro

April 23, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Dashboards are all the rage in government. The online scorecards are in use at the Veterans Affairs Department to measure tech project performance and inside the White House to grade agencies' transparency efforts. Now, the nation's capital is developing a dashboard to monitor the subway system's accidents. The "incident tracking ...

From Nextgov.com: Feds to cut greenhouse gases through the cloud

April 22, 2010 Government investments in cloud computing will contribute to the creation of a clean energy economy, the federal chief information officer said during Earth Week. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Feds to cut greenhouse gases through the cloud

April 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Vivek Kundra says the energy output from the government is expected to spike without the plan.Flickr user mayorgavinnewsom Government investments in cloud computing will contribute to the creation of a clean energy economy, the federal chief information officer said during Earth Week. Agency CIOs are taking a cue from an ...

From Nextgov.com: Federal cybersecurity monitoring goes real-time and digital

April 21, 2010 Agencies soon will be required to digitally monitor the security of their computer systems and feed summaries of their findings to a central website under new federal information security rules the White House issued on Wednesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com