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Aliya Sternstein

Senior Correspondent

Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems for Nextgov. She has covered technology for nine years at such publications as National Journal's TechnologyDaily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, she covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She has been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, WTOP and Federal News Radio. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Biz-Filing Transparency Bill Moves

December 14, 2009 The House on Monday evening approved legislation that would make it easier to scrutinize data on companies receiving federal funds. It would require corporations to file activity reports to agencies in a uniform business language and require agencies to ensure the public can view the standardized financial information. The bipartisan ...

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From Nextgov.com: Open government could present a challenge to intelligence agencies

December 11, 2009 The release of the open government directive could change intelligence agencies' policies that deny Internet access to nonclassified data that is currently available only in hard copy or only to government personnel, say some Washington transparency advocates. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Open government could present a challenge to intelligence agencies

December 11, 2009 The release of the open government directive could change intelligence agencies' policies that deny Internet access to nonclassified data that is currently available only in hard copy or only to government personnel, say some Washington transparency advocates. While many federal agencies already have started implementing parts of the guidance the ...

Transparency Bill Moves Onward

December 10, 2009 A House committee on Thursday passed a bill that would make it easier for citizens to download and search information on the finances of companies given government money. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee agreed to add the measure to a bill that is moving faster, S. 303, the ...

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From Nextgov.com: State and Mexican billionaire team on texting to fight drug violence

December 9, 2009 An adviser for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking into developing a text-messaging service that would allow Mexicans to safely report under-the-radar incidents of drug-related bloodshed. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

State and Mexican billionaire team on texting to fight drug violence

December 9, 2009 Unmarked tombs, many of them victims of drug violence, are seen at a municipal cemetery in Tijuana, Mexico.Guillermo Arias/AP An adviser for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking into developing a text-messaging service that would allow Mexicans to safely report under-the-radar incidents of drug-related bloodshed. "People feel they can ...

Toast To Transparency

December 8, 2009 In Washington on Tuesday night, the Sunlight Foundation is hosting an impromptu transparency happy hour to "mull" over the open government directive that the White House issued this morning. The Facebook invite reads, "Come join us on this momentous occasion! Come join Sunlight tonight to celebrate and discuss the release ...

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Open government directive sets tight deadlines

December 8, 2009 The White House issued on Tuesday a highly anticipated directive outlining how federal agencies should make operations more open and solicit public opinions, setting an aggressive timeline for them to implement the new practices. The guidance, which President Obama announced on his first day in office, is intended to promote ...

White House issues demanding open government directive

December 8, 2009 The directive was developed based on recommendations from federal CTO Aneesh Chopra.Mark Lennihan/AP The White House issued on Tuesday a highly anticipated directive outlining how agencies should make operations more open and solicit public opinions, setting an aggressive timeline for them to implement the new practices. The guidance, which President ...

Open Government Directive Arrives

December 7, 2009 UPDATE: OMB Director Peter Orszag on Tuesday morning posted the 11-page directive on Whitehouse.gov. The document is dated Dec. 8, 2008 - clearly a farsighted initiative. The White House, at long last, has a release date for the transparency directive that President Obama announced on his first day at work: ...