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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: U.S. and Estonia forge new cyber relationship

May 4, 2011 With a population smaller than that of Phoenix, the former Soviet republic of Estonia has grown skilled at taking down international criminal networks operating millions of computers, after the Internet-dependent society became the victim of one such ring in 2007. Now Estonia is sharing its cyber defense know-how with law...

Interior to offer new mashup capability for its extensive satellite data library

May 3, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Interior Department contractor Esri, a map software developer, is expected Tuesday to launch a commercial tool that will enable programmers and non-techies alike to manipulate Interior's library of Earth surface images and data captured by satellite over the past four decades, federal and company officials said. On the new, free...

Cellphone may have signaled bin Laden's location

May 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While details remain sketchy on the operation that took down the man who set in motion the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some former U.S. cyber-forensic officials said a cellphone slip-up last year by one of Osama bin Laden's middlemen may have confirmed earlier tip-offs as to his whereabouts. Federal agents...

Cyber crooks cash in on Osama bin Laden's death

May 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Within hours of the announcement that Osama bin Laden was dead, online security vendors began reporting incidents of spammers and scammers exploiting the news. Major world events, including the recent Japanese earthquake, typically are accompanied by an increase in fraudulent emails designed to ensnare those seeking to help or obtain...

From Nextgov.com: Cellphone may have signaled bin Laden's location

May 2, 2011 While details remain sketchy on the operation that took down the man who set in motion the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some former U.S. cyber-forensic officials said a cellphone slip-up last year by one of Osama bin Laden's middlemen may have confirmed earlier tip-offs as to his whereabouts. Read the...

Into the Budget Morass

May 1, 2011 A delayed project to improve immigration processing is pulling resources and morale off course. Imagine a technology implementation plan designed at the outset to make federal employees' jobs easier, protect taxpayers' interests and serve customers more quickly. That was the idea behind the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service's Transformation program....

DHS probing Sony PlayStation network attack

April 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department, charged with protecting the nation's critical infrastructure, is helping to mitigate the damage from a breach of customer account data on Sony's online video game and entertainment networks that could have affected 77 million users, DHS officials said. Over a three-day period last week, intruders hacked...

From Nextgov.com: DHS probing Sony PlayStation network attack

April 29, 2011 The Homeland Security Department, charged with protecting the nation's critical infrastructure, is helping to mitigate the damage from a breach of customer account data on Sony's online video game and entertainment networks that could have affected 77 million users, DHS officials said. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Dispute over future online travel agency may leave departments stranded

April 27, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Protests against the government's solicitation for a new online travel booking system could push the purchasing time frame beyond the 2013 expiration of its current e-travel contract, resulting in a service disruption or higher costs for agencies, people familiar with the protest process said. The Government Accountability Office on Friday...

NASA and USAID sign geospatial accord

April 25, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The heads of NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development on Monday signed a pact to share more satellite data and mapping tools with international partners for disaster response. One of the programs slated for expansion under the agreement harnesses satellite imagery to generate maps and other visual depictions...