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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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Open The Fed

June 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who ran for president in 2008, has a different take on transparency than open government guru President Barack Obama. Paul has a bill, H.R.1207, that he says would inject transparency into monetary policy by lifting a restriction on audits of the country's central bank, the Federal ...

Administration urged to engage public on e-health records

June 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the Obama administration seeks to determine who uses electronic health records and for what purposes, some health information technology specialists say it is critical that the public provide feedback on the issue. They note it could dictate how billions of economic stimulus dollars are spent. The 2009 American Recovery ...

Latest OMB stimulus reporting rules don't require public raw data

June 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When the Office of Management and Budget released guidance on Monday for how fund recipients should report stimulus spending, absent was a requirement to make raw data public. The White House likely has reduced transparency with this omission, some open government activists say. OMB's policy refined specifications it issued on ...

In health care policy debate, some bypass White House's official site

June 22, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 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. A concept of a public health insurance plan under ...

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 ...