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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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Site launched to collect public input on airline rule

June 2, 2010 Cornell University launched an interactive website on Wednesday to engage the public in reforming a proposed rule to expand the rights of airline passengers, marking the second time the institution has partnered with the Transportation Department to improve the regulatory process using Web 2.0. The rule, which Transportation Secretary Ray ...

Amazon talks cybersecurity in the cloud for feds

June 1, 2010 The White House and some atypical federal contractors are out to calm fears among agency technology managers that outsourcing their computing to the cloud is a security nightmare waiting to happen. Cloud computing, using on-demand hardware and software that is hosted online by a third party, might be gaining traction ...

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From Nextgov.com: Amazon talks cybersecurity in the cloud for feds

June 1, 2010 The White House and some atypical federal contractors are out to calm fears among agency technology managers that outsourcing their computing to the cloud is a security nightmare waiting to happen. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

White House to tie together mapping and data sites

May 28, 2010 The White House has contracted with a major developer of mapping software to merge a federal website that publishes geospatial information with Data.gov, the government's depot for downloadable data sets, the company's president said on Thursday. California-based ESRI began last summer tying Data.gov to Geodata.gov, the geospatial information gateway, said ...

It's Official: GSA Picks Contest App

May 27, 2010 The General Services Administration on Thursday officially announced that Web services firm ChallengePost will offer a free tool that lets agencies easily launch online contests, information that Nextgov reported last month. The April 30 Nextgov article stated: General Services Administration officials said . . . they are acquiring at no ...

Debate focuses on how to protect users' privacy if Web-tracking tools are allowed on federal sites

May 27, 2010 Some website performance consultants and civil liberties advocates are at odds over the best way to protect user privacy, should the White House decide to lift a decade-old ban on Web-tracking devices for federal sites. The Office of Management and Budget is still revising a 2000 policy that forbids such ...

With Oil Spill, DOI Quickly Hires CIO

May 26, 2010 The Interior Department, saddled with handling the Gulf Coast oil spill, on Wednesday quickly moved to appoint a new chief information officer, Bernard J. Mazer. He will replace Sanjeev Bhagowalia, who joined the General Services Administration on Monday. Mazer, currently the CIO of Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service, will take ...

Google's Cookies, A .Gov Model?

May 25, 2010 Google set a precedent for the use of cookies - website tracking devices - that the White House should follow, some privacy advocates said, reacting to the news that the search giant will now allow site owners and users to opt out of its service that tracks traffic on websites. ...

Digital technology will speed search-and-rescue efforts

May 25, 2010 The government has found a way to switch from analog to digital satellite-based search and rescue, but it could take until 2020 for the system to be fully operational, federal officials said. The government's existing system - Search-and-Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) -- is nearly 30 years old and has relied ...

Internet isn't the agent of regime change some hoped for

May 25, 2010 For years, technologists have predicted the Internet would provide the masses with free speech that would challenge totalitarian regimes. But so far the Web has been a weak tool in the fight against censorship, technology experts said on Monday. One of the most commonly cited examples of how citizens have ...