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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: White House push to help technology startups gets mixed reviews

April 4, 2011 In May 2009, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told an auditorium full of venture capitalists that the White House would make it a goal to buy innovative technology from atypical contractors like startups and Silicon Valley Web outfits. Two years later, that kind of outreach is on the rise,...

Deltek shores up public sector market research with FedSources acquisition

April 1, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The two chief competitors in public sector market research are no longer fighting for each others' customers: INPUT's parent company, Deltek Inc., on Friday announced a $26 million acquisition of rival business intelligence firm FedSources. Deltek, a global enterprise software provider based in Herndon, Va., bought McLean, Va.-based Washington Management...

Buying Innovation

April 1, 2011 Agencies look to startup firms for new technology, but the rules are restrictive. In May 2009, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told an auditorium full of venture capitalists that the White House would make it a goal to buy innovative technology from atypical contractors like startups and Silicon Valley...

White House Releases IT Dashboard Code for Fixes

March 31, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House is releasing the software code for a website it uses to track the performance of big computing projects, as a way to fix program glitches and share the tool with other government bodies, according to the federal chief information officer. The so-called IT Dashboard monitors the budget,...

IG: IRS is failing to protect taxpayer information in emails

March 31, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Internal Revenue Service employees are not protecting sensitive information when they communicate with taxpayers through email, federal investigators reported Thursday. According to a 2010 audit, unauthorized employees often exchanged messages with taxpayers and the IRS failed to ensure emails were indecipherable to intruders. "We believe that many of these employees...

From Nextgov.com: IRS said to fail to protect taxpayer information in emails

March 31, 2011 Internal Revenue Service employees are not protecting sensitive information when they communicate with taxpayers through email, federal investigators reported Thursday. According to a 2010 audit, unauthorized employees often exchanged messages with taxpayers and the IRS failed to ensure emails were indecipherable to intruders. Read the full story at Nextgov.com.

Federal IT professionals to receive new program manager status

March 30, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration has proposed creating a new federal position -- information technology program manager -- to help reverse the multiyear delays and multimillion-dollar losses that agency computing projects traditionally accrue. The new position is part of a 25-point strategy unveiled late last year for changing the way the government...

Legacy of WikiLeaks scandal might be agency mistrust

March 30, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The most disturbing implication of the WikiLeaks scandal is perhaps not the frayed diplomatic relationships but the broken trust among U.S. agencies that had been sharing information to help stop terrorists, some former national security officials said on Wednesday. Last year, Pfc. Bradley Manning allegedly extracted -- for publication on...

From Nextgov.com: Legacy of WikiLeaks scandal might be agency mistrust

March 30, 2011 The most disturbing implication of the WikiLeaks scandal is perhaps not the frayed diplomatic relationships but the broken trust among U.S. agencies that had been sharing information to help stop terrorists, some former national security officials said on Wednesday. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Defense funding for cybersecurity is hard to pin down

March 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How much does the military plan to spend on cybersecurity next year? The answer depends on whom you ask and when. In mid-February, the White House proposed spending $2.3 billion on cybersecurity at the Defense Department in the release of its 2012 budget request. Simultaneously, Air Force officials announced their...

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