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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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Product safety commission to use crowd sourcing

May 24, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Deaths caused by some childhood products and toys prompted Congress to call for the website.U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Federal regulators proposed on Monday creating a website that will make product safety information almost immediately available, searchable and downloadable so consumers will become aware of possible hazards more quickly. Data ...

From Nextgov.com: Product safety commission to use crowd sourcing

May 24, 2010 Federal regulators proposed on Monday creating a website that will make product safety information almost immediately available, searchable and downloadable so consumers will become aware of possible hazards more quickly. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Transparency effort will not end with Data.gov makeover

May 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Friday unveiled a more interactive version of its online catalog of federal statistics in celebration of the first-ever effort to open government operations to analysis. But observers noted the Obama administration still has its work cut out for it. One year after launching Data.gov, White House ...

House panel approves bipartisan bill to overhaul cybersecurity

May 20, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House committee on Thursday approved by voice vote a bill that would overhaul federal cybersecurity laws to install a permanent cyber czar and chief technology officer, ensure continuous monitoring of networks, and do away with paperwork requirements that some said distracted managers from securing computer systems. "This has truly ...

Data warehouse gets a facelift for its one-year anniversary

May 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Friday will unveil an upgraded online depot of downloadable federal statistics that is the equivalent of a YouTube video-sharing website for data analysts, according to federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. When Data.gov launched in May 2009, its offerings were scant and the formatting of its ...

Public views agency websites as transparent, collaborative

May 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 051910foreseeNGins(May. 19) - Larry Freed, president of ForeSee Results, says transparency is about sharing information, not just about data.ForeSee Results An index that measures citizens' perceptions of the transparency of federal websites increased slightly in the past quarter, with the Defense Department showing one of the highest percentage jumps in ...

Lieberman's cybersecurity bill leans on buying power

May 18, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 051810liebermanNGins(May. 18) - Under Sen. Lieberman's proposal, acquisition officers would be better informed about security features and flaws.Harry Hamburg/AP Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., plans to unveil a bill soon that aims to beef up cybersecurity inside and outside government by using agencies' mammoth collective purchasing power to demand safeguards in ...

From Nextgov.com: Lieberman's cybersecurity bill leans on buying power

May 18, 2010 Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., plans to unveil a bill soon that aims to beef up cybersecurity inside and outside government by using agencies' mammoth collective purchasing power to demand safeguards in information technology products, a Senate Democratic aide said on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Bush White House failed to archive most e-mails for 21 days

May 17, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The George W. Bush administration failed to archive 83 percent of e-mails for 21 days during a two-year period, according to watchdog groups that retrieved the information in lawsuit settlements. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive filed a lawsuit against the Bush White House ...

From Nextgov.com: Bush White House failed to archive most e-mails for 21 days

May 17, 2010 The George W. Bush administration failed to archive 83 percent of e-mails for 21 days during a two-year period, according to watchdog groups that retrieved the information in lawsuit settlements. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.