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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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NIH's ID system could be start of single sign on for government services

March 4, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Researchers and other visitors to Web sites operated by the National Institutes of Health now can speed through the once arduous process of accessing privacy-protected pages on multiple sites by entering a single password one time. NIH is one of the first federal agencies to take advantage of the OpenID ...

From Nextgov.com: Wiki in the works for sharing safest travel routes in Afghanistan

March 4, 2010 The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is building a wiki-like network in Afghanistan to help nonmilitary personnel navigate treacherous terrain safely, a top DNI official said on Thursday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

GSA Signs Up For OpenID

March 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration has approved universal sign-in applications for use on government Web sites, provided by Equifax, Google and Paypal, that will allow citizens who are securely logged in to one site to instantly and safely switch to another agency site without having to log in again. The so-called ...

Facebook No Show at Hearing

March 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A senator chastised the social-networking service Facebook on Tuesday for refusing to attend his subcommittee hearing on global Internet freedom, while simultaneously seeking the government's help in resolving Internet blockages overseas. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Judiciary Committee's Human Rights and the Law Subcommittee, said that in ...

FCC to propose new video archive in national broadband plan

March 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A proposal in the draft of the government's imminent broadband plan would create a YouTube-like online archive called Video.gov to preserve agencies' Web content and possibly information provided by the media, an official with the Federal Communications Commission said on Monday. The planned national digital archives for the 21st century ...

From Nextgov.com: FCC to propose new video archive in national broadband plan

March 2, 2010 A proposal in the draft of the government's imminent broadband plan would create a YouTube-like online archive called Video.gov to preserve agencies' Web content and possibly information provided by the media, an official with the Federal Communications Commission said on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Scholars look to increase research on open government

March 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama's initiative to disclose data has spawned research into its effectiveness.J. Scott Applewhite/AP The practice of disclosing government data in a way that is meaningful to the public and holds the government accountable could become a growing area of scholarly interest, partly because the Obama administration's interest in the ...

Point of No Return

March 1, 2010 As agencies seek newer technologies, the question is how much IT spending is too much. Congress must choose between limiting the federal information technology budget to reduce the deficit and boosting investments to yield greater returns in the future. President Obama has urged replacing 20-year-old agency IT systems with newer ...

Called Out For Bad Behavior

February 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Recovery.gov, the Web site tracking progress of the economic stimulus package, is naming names when it comes to stimulus-funded tech companies that have twice failed to report on their spending. On Thursday, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which oversees stimulus spending, released a list of funding recipients who have ...

White House says data mining to focus only on government files

February 25, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama's memo included encouraging agencies to conduct knowledge discovery.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP White House officials said a January memo aimed at encouraging information sharing and issued in response to the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a commercial jet, should not be perceived as a revival of the controversial data-sifting program ...