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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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From Nextgov.com: Feds to cut greenhouse gases through the cloud

April 22, 2010 Government investments in cloud computing will contribute to the creation of a clean energy economy, the federal chief information officer said during Earth Week. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Feds to cut greenhouse gases through the cloud

April 22, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Vivek Kundra says the energy output from the government is expected to spike without the plan.Flickr user mayorgavinnewsom Government investments in cloud computing will contribute to the creation of a clean energy economy, the federal chief information officer said during Earth Week. Agency CIOs are taking a cue from an ...

From Nextgov.com: Federal cybersecurity monitoring goes real-time and digital

April 21, 2010 Agencies soon will be required to digitally monitor the security of their computer systems and feed summaries of their findings to a central website under new federal information security rules the White House issued on Wednesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

White House tells agencies to use same framework to exchange information

April 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House is requiring federal agencies to consider using a standard configuration developed by the Justice and Homeland Security departments to share information across the public and private sectors. More than a month ago, the Office of Management and Budget issued guidance to agencies on the website of the ...

In ironic twist, Adobe takes on Apple for not being open government friendly

April 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Adobe Systems Inc., which was criticized last year for developing products that make it difficult to extract federal data, unleashed a salvo against Apple for blocking common programs used to share government information. Apple recently barred developers of iPhone apps from using tools that support Adobe's Flash Player, a program ...

Federal cybersecurity monitoring goes real-time and digital

April 21, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says the plan is to move toward automating the process.Flickr user hubertk Agencies soon will be required to digitally monitor the security of their computer systems and feed summaries of their findings to a central website under new federal information security rules the White ...

Adobe: Apple Bad For Open Government

April 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple's recent decision to block Adobe's video player on the iPad is an affront to open government, officials at the software company claimed on Monday. In a blog post, Rob Pinkerton, director of government solutions for Adobe Systems, poses the question, "Will you read the open government memo on an ...

Agencies Struggle To Count Secrets

April 16, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the past, many agencies undercounted the amount of information they classified each year because departments did not include classification decisions made while communicating online. The fact that most agencies underreported the secrets they created last year may lead one to assume that number of secrets generated this year would ...

From Nextgov.com: Failure to produce results puts IT projects on the chopping block

April 16, 2010 Obama administration officials soon will announce they are cutting information technology programs as a result of a governmentwide accountability system launched earlier this year, according to federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Consultants: Government is thirsty for foreign tech expertise

April 16, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal business opportunities abound for foreign-based small companies that specialize in technology -- if they are willing to move, according to Washington area consultants. Rather than sell directly from abroad, "you would want to come set up a U.S. company," said Gina Gallagher, a vice president at Pathfinders International LLC, ...