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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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White House approach to transparency gains favor -- for now

June 29, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An open government initiative that President Obama launched the day after taking office has begun to win over critics, but transparency activists are reserving judgment until the White House issues a final directive to agencies. Administration officials "seem to be adjusting based upon input and experience," which is "commendable," but ...

White House Extends Collaboration

June 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House apparently has listened to the public's request for more collaboration in drafting recommendations for an open government directive after drawing flack for a short brainstorming session in May. The administration this week began the third and final phase of a public process aimed at creating a more ...

Microsoft: Legacy systems not a barrier to cloud computing

June 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Microsoft officials are trying to dispel the myth that federal agencies must scrap legacy information technology systems so they can move to Web-based, or cloud, computing. Recovery.gov, one of the government's most visited -- and data-intensive -- Web sites, may be ready to enter the cloud, said company executives, who ...

Open The Fed

June 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who ran for president in 2008, has a different take on transparency than open government guru President Barack Obama. Paul has a bill, H.R.1207, that he says would inject transparency into monetary policy by lifting a restriction on audits of the country's central bank, the Federal ...

Administration urged to engage public on e-health records

June 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the Obama administration seeks to determine who uses electronic health records and for what purposes, some health information technology specialists say it is critical that the public provide feedback on the issue. They note it could dictate how billions of economic stimulus dollars are spent. The 2009 American Recovery ...

Latest OMB stimulus reporting rules don't require public raw data

June 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When the Office of Management and Budget released guidance on Monday for how fund recipients should report stimulus spending, absent was a requirement to make raw data public. The White House likely has reduced transparency with this omission, some open government activists say. OMB's policy refined specifications it issued on ...

In health care policy debate, some bypass White House's official site

June 22, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The debate on health care reform is heating up through informal online channels such as blogs, social networking sites and e-mail campaigns, rendering official White House Web sites created to foster the policy discussions nearly inconsequential, some nongovernmental health specialists say. A concept of a public health insurance plan under ...

From Nextgov.com: In health care policy debate, some bypass White House's official Web site

June 22, 2009 The debate on health care reform is heating up through informal online channels such as blogs, social networking sites and e-mail campaigns, rendering official White House Web sites created to foster the policy discussions nearly inconsequential, some nongovernmental health specialists say. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Would-be Recovery.gov designers face moving target

June 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Web-design firms bidding on a contract to revamp the official stimulus-tracking site Recovery.gov face the challenge of building a prototype that must comply with unpredictable content requirements, according to procurement specialists and information access academics. "There is a big question about how the front end of Recovery.gov actually connects to ...

From Nextgov.com: Would-be Recovery.gov designers face moving target

June 19, 2009 Web-design firms bidding on a contract to revamp the official stimulus-tracking site Recovery.gov face the challenge of building a prototype that must comply with unpredictable content requirements, according to procurement specialists and information access academics. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.