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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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Some worry SEC's proposed system to monitor stock markets too ambitious

June 4, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Skeptics have labeled the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed plan to create a system that would monitor all trades within three years as possibly too ambitious. SEC issued a proposal on May 26 to develop a $4 billion system that would track trades instantaneously, be fully funded by exchanges and ...

Lawmakers question agencies' online contests and prizes

June 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House is asking agencies to coordinate online contests and prizes as a way to reach outside Washington for ideas that will improve government, but some lawmakers say such efforts amount to misuse of federal funds. Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Pete Olson, R-Texas, argue the agency running Regulations.gov, ...

Nextgov.com: Lawmakers question agencies’ online contests and prizes

June 3, 2010 The White House is asking agencies to coordinate online contests and prizes as a way to reach outside Washington for ideas that will improve government, but some lawmakers say such efforts amount to misuse of federal funds. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Site launched to collect public input on airline rule

June 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Cornell University launched an interactive website on Wednesday to engage the public in reforming a proposed rule to expand the rights of airline passengers, marking the second time the institution has partnered with the Transportation Department to improve the regulatory process using Web 2.0. The rule, which Transportation Secretary Ray ...

Amazon talks cybersecurity in the cloud for feds

June 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House and some atypical federal contractors are out to calm fears among agency technology managers that outsourcing their computing to the cloud is a security nightmare waiting to happen. Cloud computing, using on-demand hardware and software that is hosted online by a third party, might be gaining traction ...

From Nextgov.com: Amazon talks cybersecurity in the cloud for feds

June 1, 2010 The White House and some atypical federal contractors are out to calm fears among agency technology managers that outsourcing their computing to the cloud is a security nightmare waiting to happen. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

White House to tie together mapping and data sites

May 28, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House has contracted with a major developer of mapping software to merge a federal website that publishes geospatial information with Data.gov, the government's depot for downloadable data sets, the company's president said on Thursday. California-based ESRI began last summer tying Data.gov to Geodata.gov, the geospatial information gateway, said ...

It's Official: GSA Picks Contest App

May 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration on Thursday officially announced that Web services firm ChallengePost will offer a free tool that lets agencies easily launch online contests, information that Nextgov reported last month. The April 30 Nextgov article stated: General Services Administration officials said . . . they are acquiring at no ...

Debate focuses on how to protect users' privacy if Web-tracking tools are allowed on federal sites

May 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some website performance consultants and civil liberties advocates are at odds over the best way to protect user privacy, should the White House decide to lift a decade-old ban on Web-tracking devices for federal sites. The Office of Management and Budget is still revising a 2000 policy that forbids such ...

With Oil Spill, DOI Quickly Hires CIO

May 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Interior Department, saddled with handling the Gulf Coast oil spill, on Wednesday quickly moved to appoint a new chief information officer, Bernard J. Mazer. He will replace Sanjeev Bhagowalia, who joined the General Services Administration on Monday. Mazer, currently the CIO of Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service, will take ...