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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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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 ...

From Nextgov.com: White House says data mining to focus only on government files

February 25, 2010 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 that the Bush administration launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read ...

Office Of Technology Assessment Reboot

February 24, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Engineers, scientists and at least one lawmaker are pushing like never before to resuscitate a legislative agency that once provided Congress with technological expertise. In an era of supposed government transparency, with allegations that even scientists are attempting to cover up research on global warming, an objective, authoritative Office of ...

Security expert: Obama order resembles controversial Bush-era data-mining tool

February 24, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, said few people would even contemplate the Total Information Awareness system again.Hyungwon Kang/Landov The Obama administration has called for the development of a computer network that one security expert said on Tuesday resembles a controversial system that President Bush initiated ...

From Nextgov.com: Obama order resembles controversial Bush-era data-mining tool, security expert says

February 24, 2010 The Obama administration has called for the development of a computer network that one security expert said on Tuesday resembles a controversial system that President Bush initiated after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which was eventually abandoned due to public outcry over invasions of privacy. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Army division uses IT to gain comprehensive view of finances

February 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When the Army branch responsible for engineering weaponry became concerned it might be shut down during base realignment and closure, finance managers began to lobby for information technology that could demonstrate productivity divisionwide. One decade later, the chief of financial operations at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at ...