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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: 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.

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 ...