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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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Recovery board grants stimulus reporting extension

October 13, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The board overseeing stimulus spending has granted fund recipients a reprieve to report on the progress of projects and job creation, officials at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board said on Monday. The board on Saturday made the decision to push back the Oct. 10 reporting deadline issued by the ...

From Nextgov.com: Treasury improves communications about financial bailout program, GAO says

October 9, 2009 The Treasury Department has begun to better inform Congress and the public about the results of the government's financial bailout program, a past failure that had threatened to undermine the initiative, according to federal auditors. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

GAO: Treasury improves financial bailout program communications

October 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Treasury Department has begun to better inform Congress and the public about the results of the government's financial bailout program, a past failure that had threatened to undermine the initiative, according to federal auditors. In a review of the Troubled Asset Relief Program published on Thursday, the Government Accountability ...

Cloud-based e-mail and archives for agencies sparks security concerns

October 8, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agencies that are routing e-mail through cloud-based data centers face a potential petri dish of security hazards, according to some computer specialists. But government officials say they are achieving better system integrity, and inexpensively, by using such services. Following in the footsteps of the private sector, government agencies are outsourcing ...

Critics: National Archives lax in records management enforcement

October 7, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A newly released update to 1980s rules on federal records management might not go far enough to ensure agencies safeguard electronic information, because of the National Archives' lax enforcement, said records management specialists and transparency activists. The National Archives and Records Administration on Oct. 2 issued new regulations that provide ...

Contractors Should 'Refrain' from 'Txts'

October 6, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Register is out with an executive order, first announced last week, that prohibits federal employees from text messaging while driving. It pressures companies with government business to "refrain" from distracted driving, too. Agencies "shall encourage contractors, subcontractors, and recipients and subrecipients to adopt and enforce policies that ban ...

From Nextgov.com: Agencies will be expected to measure transparency results

October 5, 2009 The forthcoming open government directive will dictate that each agency come up with a process for measuring the outcomes of transparency efforts, a top General Services Administration official said on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Agencies will be expected to measure transparency results

October 5, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow GSA's Dave McClure said agencies will devise metrics based on input from ground-level workers.James Kegley The forthcoming open government directive will dictate that each agency come up with a process for measuring the outcomes of transparency efforts, a top General Services Administration official said on Monday. The White House as ...

OMB to issue transparency directive within a few weeks

October 2, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra submitted recommendations for open government directive.Mark Lennihan/AP The Obama administration is poised to issue a long-awaited open government directive as soon as two weeks from now that strikes a balance between new information technology and new policies, White House officials said. One of the ...

OMB Pedometers Budget Health

October 1, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow To kick off the fiscal year, the Office of Management and Budget on Thursday is prodding its employees to become fiscally fit inside and out. All OMB staffers were given the option of receiving a pedometer for recording their physical activity online and virtually racing with their colleagues. The top ...