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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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Reporting rules needed to make open government work

February 17, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies must establish a common set of public reporting rules to achieve President Obama's vision of an open government, in which the disclosures of accurate information drive decision-making, said the head of a large geospatial company that does business with the government. When accurate reporting of government activities is ...

Study links online transparency efforts, trust in government

February 16, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Transparency also can save money by encouraging citizens to access services online, says Dave McClure, head of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Communications.James Kegley The first-ever quantitative assessment of online open government efforts has concluded that the perceived transparency of federal Web sites drives trust in government. ForeSee Results, ...

Pick Me Google, Pick Me

February 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Local governments already are starting to lobby Google for a spot along an experimental super-speed network the company announced Wednesday. Axcess Ontario, a public-benefit corporation overseeing the development of Ontario County, N.Y.'s community fiber network, began the application process on behalf of the county government on Thursday. Google plans to ...

Google's super-broadband plan could benefit agencies' online efforts

February 11, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google's new plan to provide super-fast Internet access to select locations nationwide could indirectly improve the delivery of online federal services, but the company has not decided if it will build out the network at government agencies, officials at the search firm said. Google expects to test "ultra -high-speed" networks, ...

Budget request addresses some open government costs

February 10, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal CTO Chopra (left) and CIO Kundra promote pool to fund integration and improve outcomes.James Kegley Achieving the Obama administration's vision of government transparency will not be cheap. But the White House has anticipated some of the costs in its fiscal 2011 budget. The agenda, driven by a December 2009 ...

From Nextgov.com: Budget request addresses some open government costs

February 10, 2010 Achieving the Obama administration's vision of government transparency will not be cheap. But the White House has anticipated some of the costs in its fiscal 2011 budget. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Federal CIO: Budget request includes funds for IT oversight

February 9, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A significant portion of the $50 million slated for coordinating e-government in the Obama administration's 2011 budget would go toward better oversight of information technology investments, the federal chief information officer said in a Tuesday interview with Nextgov. The money would support a recently launched project evaluation system, called TechStat, ...

Open government site hasn't sprouted teeth yet, observers say

February 9, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A White House Web site for tracking compliance with a 2009 open government directive is not an adequate enforcement tool yet, some open government advocates said after its launch last weekend. The directive, issued to agencies by the Office of Management and Budget, established several tight deadlines for initiatives intended ...

From Nextgov.com: Budget request includes funds for IT oversight

February 9, 2010 A significant portion of the $50 million slated for coordinating e-government in the Obama administration's 2011 budget would go toward better oversight of information technology investments, the federal chief information officer said in a Tuesday interview with Nextgov. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

OGOV Compliance Site Launches

February 8, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over the weekend, the White House quietly launched a new Web site aimed at tracking agency compliance with an open government directive released in December. The directive set a series of rapidly approaching due dates for actions that are intended to make the government more transparent, cooperative with industry and ...