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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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Air Force Slow to Process

June 18, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Air Force failed to keep track of requests for government records under the Freedom of Information Act, three years after a federal court found a pattern of not processing FOIA requests, according to an agency audit released to the National Security Archive. The archive, a nongovernmental institute that makes ...

Foundation takes Recovery.gov makeover into its own hands

June 17, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A government transparency group frustrated with what it calls a "crazy" and opaque procurement process for redesigning Recovery.gov has decided to bid on the project itself. The government posted a pre-solicitation notice for the makeover of Recovery.gov on June 11, but has yet to post a formal request for proposals ...

Financial Reform Transparency

June 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House on Wednesday released a plan for protecting consumers from deceptive financial practices that calls for greater disclosure, or, "transparency," as President Obama likes to say. The plan aims to increase transparency by requiring that all disclosures and other communications with consumers are clear and conspicuous in identifying ...

Activists call on U.S. to provide unfettered Internet access to Iranian citizens

June 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As violence flares in Tehran over the apparent reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Obama administration should help Iranian citizens obtain unfettered Internet access through distributed networks, some civil liberties activists advised. Iranians outraged over allegations of vote rigging reportedly have been text messaging each other to organize impromptu rallies ...

From Nextgov.com: Activists call on U.S. to provide unfettered Internet access to Iranian citizens

June 16, 2009 As violence flares in Tehran over the apparent reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Obama administration should help Iranian citizens obtain unfettered Internet access through distributed networks, some civil liberties activists advised. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

No Tweets in Iranian Election

June 12, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A twitter outage in Iran on Friday reportedly foiled some supporters of a leading reformist candidate in the country's presidential election. Former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi had relied heavily on the broadcast text-messaging application to rally voters, according to the Wall Street Journal. Heavy voter turnout was expected to ...

The Public Eye

June 12, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Bev Godwin of the White House's new media office sizes up the potential and pitfalls of opening up to citizens online. From Day 1 of the new administration, President Obama has called upon federal agencies to be more transparent, or, in his words, "disclose information rapidly in forms that the ...

Vinton Cerf: Outer space could be next frontier for cybersecurity

June 11, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google executive Vinton Cerf, known as the father of the Internet, said a tool for securing ad hoc networks used in warfare might be sitting in an extraterrestrial Internet that he and NASA have been testing. A cybersecurity strategy "has been waiting in the interplanetary Internet" Cerf and NASA began ...

Dems slam Bush administration for stalling EPA health-risk database

June 11, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Democrats on a House subcommittee on Thursday alleged that a database the Environmental Protection Agency designed to provide science on health risks that particular chemicals pose was stalled -- and could continue to be impeded -- because of improper Bush administration interference. At a hearing on fixing EPA's Integrated Risk ...

From Nextgov.com: Outer space could be next frontier for cybersecurity, says Internet's 'father'

June 11, 2009 Google executive Vinton Cerf, known as the father of the Internet, said a tool for securing ad hoc networks used in warfare might be available in an extraterrestrial Internet that he and NASA have been testing. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.