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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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Adobe: Apple Bad For Open Government

April 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple's recent decision to block Adobe's video player on the iPad is an affront to open government, officials at the software company claimed on Monday. In a blog post, Rob Pinkerton, director of government solutions for Adobe Systems, poses the question, "Will you read the open government memo on an ...

Agencies Struggle To Count Secrets

April 16, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the past, many agencies undercounted the amount of information they classified each year because departments did not include classification decisions made while communicating online. The fact that most agencies underreported the secrets they created last year may lead one to assume that number of secrets generated this year would ...

From Nextgov.com: Failure to produce results puts IT projects on the chopping block

April 16, 2010 Obama administration officials soon will announce they are cutting information technology programs as a result of a governmentwide accountability system launched earlier this year, according to federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Consultants: Government is thirsty for foreign tech expertise

April 16, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal business opportunities abound for foreign-based small companies that specialize in technology -- if they are willing to move, according to Washington area consultants. Rather than sell directly from abroad, "you would want to come set up a U.S. company," said Gina Gallagher, a vice president at Pathfinders International LLC, ...

Failure to produce results puts IT projects on the chopping block

April 16, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra called the moves "tough decisions."James Kegley Obama administration officials have cut funding for the modernization of some information technology programs as a result of a governmentwide accountability system launched earlier this year, according to federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. "We've made some tough decisions ...

IRS E-file Overhaul Triggers Errors

April 15, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A $574 million program to overhaul the IRS' existing method for electronically collecting tax returns is supposed to provide instant processing capabilities and improved error detection, but the system is erroneously rejecting returns, according to report released Thursday, tax day, by a Treasury watchdog. The Modernized e-File (MeF) program will ...

From Nextgov.com: Cloud raises diplomatic issues, top Clinton aide says

April 14, 2010 Cloud computing is a double-edged sword in the fight for Internet freedom, a top State Department official said on Wednesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Cloud raises diplomatic issues, top Clinton aide says

April 14, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow "If e-mail lives in the cloud, who owns that information?" says State Department's Alec Ross.Courtesy of One Economy Corporation Cloud computing is a double-edged sword in the fight for Internet freedom, a top State Department official said on Wednesday. Networks that host software and hardware for multiple companies, people and ...

Chatting with Public Officials

April 13, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A White House official this month has been taking heat for doing something many of us do almost reflexively on a daily basis - chatter with friends, coworkers and bosses online. Andrew McLaughlin, the White House deputy chief technology officer for Internet policy, reportedly used Web-based e-mail to communicate with ...

Cyber Reports Prod Senate Action

April 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal government is not fully following information security initiatives, according to two separate reports published by the Government Accountability Office on Monday. Senators who requested the audits called for the creation of a permanent cyber czar in response to findings that agencies are not implementing a critical Homeland Security ...