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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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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. ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

From Nextgov.com: State and Mexican billionaire team on texting to fight drug violence

December 9, 2009 An adviser for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking into developing a text-messaging service that would allow Mexicans to safely report under-the-radar incidents of drug-related bloodshed. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

State and Mexican billionaire team on texting to fight drug violence

December 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Unmarked tombs, many of them victims of drug violence, are seen at a municipal cemetery in Tijuana, Mexico.Guillermo Arias/AP An adviser for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking into developing a text-messaging service that would allow Mexicans to safely report under-the-radar incidents of drug-related bloodshed. "People feel they can ...

Toast To Transparency

December 8, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In Washington on Tuesday night, the Sunlight Foundation is hosting an impromptu transparency happy hour to "mull" over the open government directive that the White House issued this morning. The Facebook invite reads, "Come join us on this momentous occasion! Come join Sunlight tonight to celebrate and discuss the release ...