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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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From Nextgov.com: Could mobile technology have stopped the state dinner security breach?

November 30, 2009 Improved networking of mobile devices could help prevent security gaffes such as the alleged errors that led to an uninvited couple allowed into the Nov. 24 White House state dinner, say some government technology specialists. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Open Government Directive?

November 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Remember the open government directive - the guidance that President Obama on his first day in office memoed his administration about. He said he wanted recommendations by May 21 for regulations -- to be issued by the Office of Management and Budget -- that would put the principles of transparency, ...

Agencies use technology in effort to unravel Watergate mystery

November 25, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal officials are using forensic technology on handwritten notes from a Nixon administration meeting to see if they reveal word indentations that could determine what was contained in the 18 1/2-minute gap in the Watergate tapes. Forensic specialists from several agencies are teaming to determine whether there is any evidence ...

RATB: Independent or an Agency?

November 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Officials at the board overseeing stimulus spending and Recovery.gov have stressed to Nextgov that they are part of an independent body, not the White House. Ever since Congress established the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board last winter, officials have said they should not be described in print as White House ...

Better reporting technology an unexpected byproduct of stimulus

November 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Technology that states have deployed to report how they spent federal stimulus funds is likely to permanently change information exchange across the public and private sector, despite controversy over figures on the number of jobs created and saved, said New York officials, academics and federal leaders. "Data is always problematic; ...

From Nextgov.com: Better reporting technology an unexpected byproduct of stimulus

November 23, 2009 Technology that states have deployed to report how they spent federal stimulus funds is likely to permanently change information exchange across the public and private sector, despite controversy over figures on the number of jobs created and saved, said New York officials, academics and federal leaders. Read the full story ...

Senators stress cybersecurity as a top priority for OSTP nominee

November 20, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Defending U.S. networks from cyberattacks was one of the chief concerns that the nominee for the top security post at the Office of Science and Technology Policy heard during his Senate nomination hearing on Wednesday. Cybersecurity "is the greatest national security threat," Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Commerce, ...

Mashups Finger Stimulus Fishiness

November 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A federal mashup tool has generated tips for investigations into stimulus fraud and fingered ineligible people who are receiving funds, the independent watchdog overseeing stimulus spending told lawmakers on Thursday. The newly purchased system uses "the vast amount of public information -- more than 8.5 million public records and growing ...

Medicare agency to post payment data on public Web site

November 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration plans to launch a Web site in December that the public can use to monitor Medicare payments, but some health care specialists say it will be difficult for the application to expose fraudulent payments and protect privacy at the same time. The Web site will allow people ...

From Nextgov.com: Medicare agency to post payment data on public Web site

November 19, 2009 The Obama administration plans to launch a Web site in December that the public can use to monitor Medicare payments, but some health care specialists say it will be difficult for the application to expose fraudulent payments and protect privacy at the same time. Read the full story on Nextgov.com