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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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Regulations.gov wins praise for public outreach

June 5, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal government is drawing accolades for its strategy to allow the public to evaluate a proposed redesign of the often overlooked rule-tracking Web site Regulations.gov. The site, which launched in 2003, was intended to engage the public in policymaking by allowing citizens to submit comments on proposed rules published ...

Administration plans to expand online government data site

June 4, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A comprehensive online warehouse of downloadable federal statistics is expected soon to add clickable tags that allow users to search and catalog related content, the White House chief information officer said on Thursday. "We want to be able to get multiple tagging. We've seen in social networking, that's been extremely ...

OGov on Track, But to Where?

June 3, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama's open government initiative is on track with part two of a process intended to involve the public in policymaking. Late Tuesday night, White House officials released a summary of part one -- a week-long brainstorming session -- and a bit more information on round two. Critics had called ...

Agencies still working through GSA's social networking agreements

June 3, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some departments have been slow to approve federally sanctioned agreements with social media providers because federal headquarters and field offices are sorting through the legal language and determining their individual needs, agency officials said. The General Services Administration in March signed agreements with social networking sites such as YouTube and ...

The Public Eye

June 1, 2009 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 ...

From Nextgov.com: State Department promotes Internet diplomacy

June 1, 2009 For the first time in its history, the State Department is conducting international relations by encouraging online interaction between individual Americans and foreigners. But the risks associated with this approach are unknown so far, said the department's new media strategist on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

State Department promotes Internet diplomacy

June 1, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For the first time in its history, the State Department is conducting international relations by encouraging online interaction between individual Americans and foreigners. But the risks associated with this approach are unknown so far, said the department's new media strategist on Monday. Calling the tactic, "21st century statecraft," Alec Ross, ...

Obama's open government initiative thin on collaboration, critics say

May 29, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the White House transitions into the second phase of its open government initiative, participants in the first phase said the project has yet to demonstrate a willingness to collaborate between federal officials and the public. "We don't find the process particularly collaborative at this point," said Patrice McDermott, director ...

From Nextgov.com: Obama misses key elements in rolling back Bush-era secrecy practices

May 28, 2009 President Obama's plan for rolling back Bush-era government secrecy practices might not go far enough, some digital records specialists say. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Obama misses key elements in rolling back secrecy practices

May 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The initiative calls for a review of the Bush administration's policy on classified information.Matt Slocum/AP President Obama's plan for rolling back Bush-era government secrecy practices might not go far enough, some digital records specialists say. "The emphasis has to be on how you control the information from the beginning," said ...