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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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GSA unveils overhaul of USA.gov, featuring mobile apps

July 2, 2010 The General Services Administration unveiled on Friday a refurbished USA.gov, the official home page for federal services and resources. It now features mobile applications, a more sophisticated search engine and other enhanced navigation aides. One mobile app, allowing consumers to scan a product's barcode with their smartphones to immediately determine ...

Senate nixes data transparency provision in financial overhaul

July 1, 2010 Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., offered the proposal.Barbara L. Salisbury/Landov Senators inexplicably killed a data transparency amendment proposed for the financial overhaul bill, prompting the head of the House Financial Services Committee to vow to quickly bring the item before the full House for a separate vote. The amendment Rep. Darrell ...

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Health IT Checkup

July 1, 2010 Defense and Veterans Affairs lead the way in making a nationwide health information network a reality. It's not often the federal government leads the private sector in creating innovative online applications. But in health information technology, the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have been pioneers in building a network that ...

Fighting Federal Popups

June 30, 2010 Any federal employee or vendor who regularly visits .gov websites should be familiar with a popup message that reads something like this: Thank you for visiting XYZ Agency. You have been randomly selected to take part in a survey to let us know what we are doing well and where ...

Privacy advocates give limited approval for new White House Web 2.0 policies

June 29, 2010 Civil liberties advocates are pleased some of their recommendations were included in new privacy policies that allow agencies to use website-tracking tools and third-party applications, but they are disappointed the guidelines omit more important safeguards that could better protect the public. On June 25, the Office of Management and Budget ...

Now You See It

June 29, 2010 062910cioSPOTLIGHTinsNG(Jun. 29) - Veterans Affairs' Roger Baker, Government Executive's CIO of the Year, created a website to warn IT employees about initiatives at risk of being suspended.Chris Flynn Federal chief information officers always have faced the challenge of balancing information sharing with information protection - all while working to hit ...

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From Nextgov.com: Privacy advocates give limited approval for new White House Web 2.0 policies

June 29, 2010 Civil liberties advocates are pleased some of their recommendations were included in new privacy policies that allow agencies to use website-tracking tools and third-party applications, but they are disappointed the guidelines omit more important safeguards that could better protect the public. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

White House to move slowly on inherently governmental IT jobs

June 28, 2010 The Obama administration could move slowly to bring information technology jobs now performed by contractors back to agencies, say some federal spending analysts. But one industry group says it is less concerned with what the White House decides to do than about Congress mandating insourcing without clear guidelines. Agencies will ...

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White House to move slowly on inherently governmental IT jobs

June 28, 2010 The Obama administration could move slowly to bring information technology jobs now performed by contractors back to agencies, say some federal spending analysts. But one industry group says it is less concerned with what the White House decides to do than about Congress mandating insourcing without clear guidelines. Agencies will ...

Cookie Opt-Out Conundrum

June 25, 2010 One civil liberties group that worked closely with the administration to develop privacy guidelines on the use of cookies says it is not satisfied with the final policy on such web-tracking tools that was released today. The Center for Democracy and Technology writes on its blog, "When we offered suggestions ...