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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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Regulations could bog down financial system modernization

March 5, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration's plan to modernize financial systems governmentwide could hit regulatory speed bumps, according to an analyst who monitors government spending. The U.S. Government 2009 Financial Report, released on Feb. 26, said agencies must reconsider expensive, long-term investments in favor of shorter-term, more efficient information technology solutions that rely ...

From Nextgov.com: Wiki in the works for sharing safest travel routes in Afghanistan

March 4, 2010 The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is building a wiki-like network in Afghanistan to help nonmilitary personnel navigate treacherous terrain safely, a top DNI official said on Thursday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

NIH's ID system could be start of single sign on for government services

March 4, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Researchers and other visitors to Web sites operated by the National Institutes of Health now can speed through the once arduous process of accessing privacy-protected pages on multiple sites by entering a single password one time. NIH is one of the first federal agencies to take advantage of the OpenID ...

Wiki in the works for sharing safest travel routes in Afghanistan

March 4, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is building a wiki-like network in Afghanistan to help nonmilitary personnel navigate treacherous terrain safely, a top DNI official said on Thursday. The country has no common system the U.S. Agency for International Development, the State Department and nonprofit organizations operating in ...

GSA Signs Up For OpenID

March 3, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration has approved universal sign-in applications for use on government Web sites, provided by Equifax, Google and Paypal, that will allow citizens who are securely logged in to one site to instantly and safely switch to another agency site without having to log in again. The so-called ...

Facebook No Show at Hearing

March 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A senator chastised the social-networking service Facebook on Tuesday for refusing to attend his subcommittee hearing on global Internet freedom, while simultaneously seeking the government's help in resolving Internet blockages overseas. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Judiciary Committee's Human Rights and the Law Subcommittee, said that in ...

FCC to propose new video archive in national broadband plan

March 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A proposal in the draft of the government's imminent broadband plan would create a YouTube-like online archive called Video.gov to preserve agencies' Web content and possibly information provided by the media, an official with the Federal Communications Commission said on Monday. The planned national digital archives for the 21st century ...

From Nextgov.com: FCC to propose new video archive in national broadband plan

March 2, 2010 A proposal in the draft of the government's imminent broadband plan would create a YouTube-like online archive called Video.gov to preserve agencies' Web content and possibly information provided by the media, an official with the Federal Communications Commission said on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Point of No Return

March 1, 2010 As agencies seek newer technologies, the question is how much IT spending is too much. Congress must choose between limiting the federal information technology budget to reduce the deficit and boosting investments to yield greater returns in the future. President Obama has urged replacing 20-year-old agency IT systems with newer ...

Scholars look to increase research on open government

March 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama's initiative to disclose data has spawned research into its effectiveness.J. Scott Applewhite/AP The practice of disclosing government data in a way that is meaningful to the public and holds the government accountable could become a growing area of scholarly interest, partly because the Obama administration's interest in the ...