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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: Questions raised about access to public comments that White House gathers

December 4, 2009 Open government advocates have criticized the Obama administration for removing some public comments it collected on a site developed for the presidential transition and fear the practice means the White House might stop making some citizen input accessible on its site. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Ability to access comments gathered by White House questioned

December 4, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Open government advocates have criticized the Obama administration for removing some public comments it collected on a site developed for the presidential transition and fear the practice means the White House might stop making some citizen input accessible on its site. The 1978 Presidential Records Act requires the Executive Office ...

Mashups of stimulus spending data leads to two fraud investigations

December 3, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agency inspectors general are pursuing criminal investigations based on the findings of mashup software, applications that combine data sets to find relationships and causes, that the board overseeing the $787 billion economic stimulus fund has used to identify possible contract fraud in the massive program. "We have made referrals that ...

Casting a Wider Net

December 3, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Making Internet freedom a condition of diplomatic relations proves difficult. To live up to the title of Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Obama must rally foreign governments with questionable human rights records to cooperate on trade pacts, border deals, nuclear disarmament and a host of other diplomatic agreements. The White ...

VA nixes troubled tech projects

December 2, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department has ended or cut funding for 15 information technology projects that it temporarily halted this summer, VA officials said on Tuesday night. The department in July announced it had stopped 45 IT projects -- budgeted at about $200 million total -- that were either over cost ...

From Nextgov.com: VA nixes troubled tech projects

December 2, 2009 The Veterans Affairs Department has ended or cut funding for 15 information technology projects that it temporarily halted this summer, VA officials said on Tuesday night. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Metro IT Money Unspent

December 1, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Washington's Metro system has spent only eight percent of the economic stimulus funds it has budgeted for information technology, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The Recovery Act enacted last February provided the beleaguered transportation system with $10.65 million for hardware and software to improve maintenance, monitor network ...

Casting a Wider Net

December 1, 2009 Making Internet freedom a condition of diplomatic relations proves difficult. To live up to the title of Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Obama must rally foreign governments with questionable human rights records to cooperate on trade pacts, border deals, nuclear disarmament and a host of other diplomatic agreements. The White ...

Could mobile technology have stopped state dinner security breach?

November 30, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Washington area couple allegedly managed to attend portions of a state dinner without proper clearance.Samantha Appleton/The White House Improved networking of mobile devices could help prevent security gaffes such as the alleged errors that led to an uninvited couple being allowed into the Nov. 24 White House state dinner, ...

From Nextgov.com: Could mobile technology have stopped the state dinner security breach?

November 30, 2009 Improved networking of mobile devices could help prevent security gaffes such as the alleged errors that led to an uninvited couple allowed into the Nov. 24 White House state dinner, say some government technology specialists. Read the full story on Nextgov.com