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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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Another New Site

December 17, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The State Department on Thursday joined a growing list of federal agencies that are announcing Web site redesigns with great fanfare. The State and Homeland Security departments each scheduled press briefings to unveil their new online gadgetry. This raises the question: Do citizens expect the government to continuously refresh its ...

Delays in Networx transition put cloud computing decisions on hold

December 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Networx telecommunications services contract comes with everything agencies need to set up so-called cloud computing frameworks, but agencies are reluctant to take advantage of that capability due to delays switching to the new services, according to Networx contractor Verizon Business. Agency officials are eager to discuss Verizon's cloud services ...

From Nextgov.com: Delays in Networx transition put cloud computing decisions on hold

December 16, 2009 The Networx telecommunications services contract comes with everything agencies need to set up so-called cloud computing frameworks, but agencies are reluctant to take advantage of that capability due to delays switching to the new services, according to Networx contractor Verizon Business. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Policy on Fixing Reports Reversed

December 15, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The board overseeing stimulus spending, acknowledging inaccuracies in job-creation data, has reversed a policy barring recovery fund recipients from fixing mistakes after reports are due, board officials announced on Tuesday. Current White House guidance only allows stimulus recipients to correct errors during a 20-day window after quarterly reports are due. ...

House backs e-standards for financial reports

December 15, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House is pushing to simplify mandatory financial reports for companies receiving federal funds, by forcing agencies to collect the data in a uniform, searchable format. Lawmakers passed two measures in the past week that would encourage the use of technologies that make it easier to scrutinize the complex financial ...

From Nextgov.com: House backs e-standards for financial reports

December 15, 2009 The House is pushing to simplify mandatory financial reports for companies receiving federal funds, by forcing agencies to collect the data in a uniform, searchable format. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Biz-Filing Transparency Bill Moves

December 14, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House on Monday evening approved legislation that would make it easier to scrutinize data on companies receiving federal funds. It would require corporations to file activity reports to agencies in a uniform business language and require agencies to ensure the public can view the standardized financial information. The bipartisan ...

Open government could present a challenge to intelligence agencies

December 11, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The release of the open government directive could change intelligence agencies' policies that deny Internet access to nonclassified data that is currently available only in hard copy or only to government personnel, say some Washington transparency advocates. While many federal agencies already have started implementing parts of the guidance the ...

From Nextgov.com: Open government could present a challenge to intelligence agencies

December 11, 2009 The release of the open government directive could change intelligence agencies' policies that deny Internet access to nonclassified data that is currently available only in hard copy or only to government personnel, say some Washington transparency advocates. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Transparency Bill Moves Onward

December 10, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House committee on Thursday passed a bill that would make it easier for citizens to download and search information on the finances of companies given government money. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee agreed to add the measure to a bill that is moving faster, S. 303, the ...