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Aliya Sternstein

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.
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.
Features

"Every American Has the Right to Know"

President Obama’s push for transparency into government spending may have run out of steam.

Analysis

How the OPM Hackers Killed the Password

The theft of feds’ personal information, not Hollywood’s selfies, might have finally sped up security measures.

Analysis

Mapping Threats

New software is helping intelligence analysts, but the most powerful processor is still the human brain.

Features

Wait

A new computer system was supposed to speed up immigration processing and reduce fraud, but it hasn’t worked out as planned.

Briefing

Privacy Negotiator

Civil liberties advocate Ari Schwartz walks a fine line between tracking and protecting citizens as White House cyber director.

Briefing

Around Government

Braving bureaucracy, malware magnets, building brain hacks.

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Advice And Comment

The Snowden Effect

Public aversion to domestic spying doesn’t seem to be hurting government’s ability to recruit cyber staff.

Thinking Ahead

Cyber Medic

Kevin Charest turned HealthCare.gov’s security challenges into a quest for better teamwork at HHS.

Nextgov

Cyber Arms Control

Congress wants agencies to stop the proliferation of war worms, but lawmakers haven’t yet defined what those are.

Thinking Ahead

The Whale Whisperer

Biologist David Wiley ventures outside the swim lanes to design an app that prevents deadly ship strikes.

Management

Can You Save the Whales With a Smartphone?

NOAA's Whale Alert mobile app can keep mariners from striking the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Nextgov

Tech Roundup

Apps that teach, the cyber training slide, CMS’ testing troubles.

Briefing

Sensory Overload

DHS and Congress rethink surveillance gear along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Tech Roundup

Ghost viruses, ID iris scans, lagging IT reform.

Features

Beyond the Breach

The Thrift Savings Plan bounces back from the theft of personal data on thousands of beneficiaries.

Nextgov

Cloud Control

Contractors seeking FedRAMP certification encounter hurdles.

Features

NSA's Big Dig

It’s no secret that Harvey Davis has a sensitive job building massive spy data centers.

Nextgov

Tech Roundup

Boosting access to federal data, securing mobile devices, the joint health record mess.

Nextgov

Access Denied

DHS is caught up in a decade-long struggle to secure port facilities with biometrics.