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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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House panel approves bipartisan bill to overhaul cybersecurity

May 20, 2010 A House committee on Thursday approved by voice vote a bill that would overhaul federal cybersecurity laws to install a permanent cyber czar and chief technology officer, ensure continuous monitoring of networks, and do away with paperwork requirements that some said distracted managers from securing computer systems. "This has truly ...

Data warehouse gets a facelift for its one-year anniversary

May 19, 2010 The White House on Friday will unveil an upgraded online depot of downloadable federal statistics that is the equivalent of a YouTube video-sharing website for data analysts, according to federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. When Data.gov launched in May 2009, its offerings were scant and the formatting of its ...

Public views agency websites as transparent, collaborative

May 19, 2010 051910foreseeNGins(May. 19) - Larry Freed, president of ForeSee Results, says transparency is about sharing information, not just about data.ForeSee Results An index that measures citizens' perceptions of the transparency of federal websites increased slightly in the past quarter, with the Defense Department showing one of the highest percentage jumps in ...

Lieberman's cybersecurity bill leans on buying power

May 18, 2010 051810liebermanNGins(May. 18) - Under Sen. Lieberman's proposal, acquisition officers would be better informed about security features and flaws.Harry Hamburg/AP Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., plans to unveil a bill soon that aims to beef up cybersecurity inside and outside government by using agencies' mammoth collective purchasing power to demand safeguards in ...

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From Nextgov.com: Lieberman's cybersecurity bill leans on buying power

May 18, 2010 Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., plans to unveil a bill soon that aims to beef up cybersecurity inside and outside government by using agencies' mammoth collective purchasing power to demand safeguards in information technology products, a Senate Democratic aide said on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Bush White House failed to archive most e-mails for 21 days

May 17, 2010 The George W. Bush administration failed to archive 83 percent of e-mails for 21 days during a two-year period, according to watchdog groups that retrieved the information in lawsuit settlements. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive filed a lawsuit against the Bush White House ...

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From Nextgov.com: Bush White House failed to archive most e-mails for 21 days

May 17, 2010 The George W. Bush administration failed to archive 83 percent of e-mails for 21 days during a two-year period, according to watchdog groups that retrieved the information in lawsuit settlements. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Banning Sex Offender E-mail Addresses

May 14, 2010 The Justice Department on Friday allowed states to exclude certain personal information about sex offenders from public notification websites in a move to increase compliance with the law. Under the new rules, jurisdictions would be free to choose whether or not to post information regarding juvenile offenders. The new regulations ...

Recovery board sends its website to the Amazon cloud

May 13, 2010 The independent office overseeing Recovery Act spending announced on Thursday that it has outsourced the backbone of Recovery.gov, the official stimulus-tracking website, to Amazon.com, marking the first governmentwide shift to cloud computing. Recovery.gov publishes reports from federal agencies, as well as state and local funding recipients, on job creation and ...

House panel to consider cybersecurity overhaul

May 13, 2010 A House committee as early as next week plans to vote on legislation that would overhaul federal cybersecurity by creating permanent cyber czar and White House chief technology officer positions, as well as possibly tying security performance to pay, Democratic aides said. Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform ...