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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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Agencies issue self-evaluations for open government plans

April 27, 2010 Ahead of schedule, the White House has posted assessments of agencies' plans for incorporating Obama's principles of open government into their missions. Each agency was required on April 7 to submit a roadmap for increasing civic participation, private sector collaboration and transparency in government. White House officials that day said, ...

Many Americans surfing for hard facts about government

April 27, 2010 Forty percent of adults who use the Internet are surfing for data about the business of government, a proportion that shocked researchers, according to a survey published on Tuesday. "People want to know what's going on in government," said the report's author Aaron Smith, a researcher at the Pew Research ...

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Agencies issue self-evaluations for open government plans

April 27, 2010 Ahead of schedule, the White House has posted agencies' assessments of plans for incorporating Obama's principles of open government into their missions. Each agency was required on April 7 to submit a roadmap for increasing civic participation, private sector collaboration and transparency in government. White House officials that day said, ...

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From Nextgov.com: Many Americans surfing for hard facts about government

April 27, 2010 Forty percent of adults who use the Internet are surfing for data about the business of government, a proportion that shocked researchers, according to a survey published on Tuesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

A Dashboard For Metro

April 23, 2010 Dashboards are all the rage in government. The online scorecards are in use at the Veterans Affairs Department to measure tech project performance and inside the White House to grade agencies' transparency efforts. Now, the nation's capital is developing a dashboard to monitor the subway system's accidents. The "incident tracking ...

Feds to cut greenhouse gases through the cloud

April 22, 2010 Vivek Kundra says the energy output from the government is expected to spike without the plan.Flickr user mayorgavinnewsom Government investments in cloud computing will contribute to the creation of a clean energy economy, the federal chief information officer said during Earth Week. Agency CIOs are taking a cue from an ...

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From Nextgov.com: Feds to cut greenhouse gases through the cloud

April 22, 2010 Government investments in cloud computing will contribute to the creation of a clean energy economy, the federal chief information officer said during Earth Week. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Federal cybersecurity monitoring goes real-time and digital

April 21, 2010 White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says the plan is to move toward automating the process.Flickr user hubertk Agencies soon will be required to digitally monitor the security of their computer systems and feed summaries of their findings to a central website under new federal information security rules the White ...

In ironic twist, Adobe takes on Apple for not being open government friendly

April 21, 2010 Adobe Systems Inc., which was criticized last year for developing products that make it difficult to extract federal data, unleashed a salvo against Apple for blocking common programs used to share government information. Apple recently barred developers of iPhone apps from using tools that support Adobe's Flash Player, a program ...

White House tells agencies to use same framework to exchange information

April 21, 2010 The White House is requiring federal agencies to consider using a standard configuration developed by the Justice and Homeland Security departments to share information across the public and private sectors. More than a month ago, the Office of Management and Budget issued guidance to agencies on the website of the ...