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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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Successor to virtual border fence faulted by auditor

March 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department has provided no evidence that a new plan to intertwine surveillance technologies across the nation's southern border will be more practical and cost-efficient than the failed $1.5 billion virtual fence the project is supposed to replace, a federal auditor said on Tuesday. In January, DHS scuttled...

U.S. supercomputer experts assess radiation risks amid crisis at Japanese nuclear facility

March 14, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. agency charged with protecting America's nuclear weapons has deployed a team of stateside supercomputer experts to gauge the radiation risks posed by the nuclear crisis in Japan. In addition to safeguarding the nuclear stockpile, the National Nuclear Security Administration is regarded as the chief responder to any radiological...

From Nextgov: U.S. supercomputer experts assess radiation risks amid crisis at Japanese nuclear facility

March 14, 2011 The U.S. agency charged with protecting America's nuclear weapons has deployed a team of stateside supercomputer experts to gauge the radiation risks posed by the nuclear crisis in Japan. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Cost of Earthquake Being Tabulated With Federal News Feeds

March 11, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Insurance companies are preparing for the economic fallout of the tsunami rippling through the Pacific by generating risk models based on ground motion data feeds from the U.S. Geological Survey. "The second responders are actually the insurance industries" said Simon Thompson, director of commercial solutions at map software firm Esri....

During vendor switch, DHS reverts to an old system for posting future business opportunities

March 11, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department is temporarily reverting to a system of forms to publish forecasted federal business opportunities on the Internet, after losing access to a data entry website. The DHS Advance Acquisition Plan site, previously powered by a system called FIDO.gov, was akin to a calculated wish list of...

GAO upholds contractor protest of DHS financial system award

March 10, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Government Accountability Office this week overturned the Homeland Security Department's award of a departmentwide financial management system to CACI, sources familiar with GAO's decision told Nextgov. GAO spokesman Chuck Young confirmed the agency's decision in an e-mail. The audit agency is recommending that DHS issue a revised solicitation that...

Administration excoriated for delay in proposing cyber plan

March 9, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Senate Democrat blasted the Obama administration for holding up passage of cybersecurity legislation that has been subjected to a more than yearlong interagency review process. At a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., secured a commitment from the Homeland Security Department secretary, under oath, to provide him...

U.S. might be giving away sensitive military technology, report finds

March 8, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sensitive military technology might be slipping into enemy hands, in part because of a dramatic decline in the number of foreign workers that the Commerce Department screens, federal auditors have found. For national security purposes, the United States controls the export of so-called dual-use technologies -- items that have both...

From Nextgov: U.S. might be giving away sensitive military technology, report finds

March 8, 2011 Sensitive military technology might be slipping into enemy hands, in part because of a dramatic decline in the number of foreign workers that the Commerce Department screens, federal auditors have found. Read the whole story on Nextgov.com.

CIA website disruption may have been work of a prankster

March 7, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal officials as of Monday afternoon were still investigating the cause of a Thursday cyber incident that knocked offline the public website of the CIA and its unclassified e-mail system. Some cyber experts say the disruption may have been caused by a denial of service attack perpetrated by pranksters to...

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