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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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Plans to expand Internet access in Cuba prompt censorship warnings

April 20, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Democracy activists are urging the Obama administration and industry leaders to prevent Cuba from restricting Internet access, as the United States moves ahead with plans to offer expanded telecommunications services in that country. But the administration says it is too early -- and could be legally difficult -- to broker ...

From Nextgov.com: Groups wrangle over public access to subsidized health care data

April 17, 2009 Debate is growing over public access to anticipated data comparing the results of health care treatments subsidized by Medicare and Medicaid. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Groups wrangle over public access to subsidized health care data

April 17, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Debate is growing over public access to anticipated data comparing the results of health care treatments subsidized by Medicare and Medicaid. The records of physician claims paid by Medicare are not available currently to the public, despite court battles by consumer advocates to make the Health and Human Services Department ...

Standards for Mobile Transparency

April 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The rapid communication achieved through text messaging and twittering has made citizens impatient for the government to go interactive. But instant transparency may actually undermine citizen communications, says Kevin Novak, co-chair of an e-government workgroup at the World Wide Web Consortium, a world-renowned organization that encourages standardized and improved Web ...

Panel says tech companies might not see immediate profit from stimulus

April 14, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tech vendors may not profit immediately from selling new technologies that improve government's transparency and accountability because of the free services available now, said a bipartisan panel of social media advocates on Tuesday. "It's a little too soon to spec out the standards" for software that can analyze government data ...

OpenSecrets Opens Data

April 13, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lobbyist watchdog Web site OpenSecrets.org is releasing the data underlying its searchable databases so that anyone can download and manipulate the information, the site announced on Monday. The data is only available in a format called CSV, or comma-separated values, a simple and common coding that was selected to accommodate ...

Some open government advocates question administration’s transparency commitment

April 10, 2009 New federal guidance on the Recovery Act has some open-government advocates concerned that the White House is backing away from plans to have agencies broadcast easily accessible news feeds disclosing stimulus spending. The Office of Management and Budget's April 3 guidelines for agencies on implementing the economic recovery plan "make ...

Some open gov advocates question administration's transparency commitment

April 10, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New federal guidance on the Recovery Act has some open-government advocates concerned that the White House is backing away from plans to have agencies broadcast easily accessible news feeds disclosing stimulus spending. The Office of Management and Budget's April 3 guidelines for agencies on implementing the economic recovery plan "make ...

Air Safety Survey Back to Drawing Board

April 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal auditors say an experimental web-based method of surveying pilots to identify predictors of airline accidents, which took 10 years to develop, does not adequately represent the wider population. The project, the National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service, was started by NASA in 1997 to evaluate the feasibility of using surveys ...

From Nextgov.com: Opponents protest president’s proposed rule in his own Web 2.0 style

April 8, 2009 Some bloggers are using the social media tactics that President Obama has long promoted against him as they protest his proposed rule to overturn conscience protections for health care workers who refuse to participate in controversial medical procedures. Read the full story on Nextgov.com