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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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From Nextgov.com: Google's new document sharing app a security risk, experts say

April 5, 2010 A new feature on Google's customizable home page that allows users to transfer files heightens the risk that contractors might expose sensitive government documents, some security analysts say. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Grading Executive Transparency

April 2, 2010 Many government accountability groups have been unimpressed with the White House's check-the-box system for tracking agency compliance with President Obama's transparency agenda. The administration issued a December directive instructing departments on how to disclose their daily doings to the public but has not followed up with an assessment. Now a ...

Agencies to unveil open government plans under president's directive

April 2, 2010 The release next week of new agency rules and plans for using technology to create a more honest, accountable government could be the pinnacle of President Obama's commitment to transparency, say government watchdogs. On April 7, agencies will issue plans to integrate technology into the work of collaborating with other ...

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From Nextgov.com: Agencies to unveil open government plans under president’s directive

April 2, 2010 The release next week of new agency rules and plans for using technology to create a more honest, accountable government could be the pinnacle of President Obama's commitment to transparency, say government watchdogs. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Law school tries to get the public hooked on rule-making

April 1, 2010 Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised the program for promoting "more effective citizen participation."Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The Transportation Department has allowed Cornell Law School to launch a Web site that will experiment with social networking to collect comments on a proposal to ban texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. ...

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From Nextgov.com: Law school tries to get the public hooked on rule-making

April 1, 2010 The Transportation Department has allowed Cornell Law School to launch a Web site that will experiment with social networking to collect comments on a proposal to ban texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Guide puts a price tag on security breaches

March 31, 2010 Melissa Hathaway, who conducted the review for the White House, is promoting the handbook.Mandel Ngan/Newscom Public and private sector chief financial officers should develop a budget that calculates the gross financial risk a security breach could pose to their organization, according to a new report from a U.S. standards body ...

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From Nextgov.com: Guide puts a price tag on security breaches

March 31, 2010 Public and private sector chief financial officers should develop a budget that calculates the gross financial risk a security breach could pose to their organization, according to a new report from a U.S. standards body and a security trade association. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

White House considers proposals to improve information sharing

March 30, 2010 The White House is seriously considering proposals by a bipartisan task force to prevent lapses in information sharing among agencies that have allowed some terrorist plots to go undetected, according to members of the nonprofit panel. A task force assembled by the Markle Foundation, a New York-based think tank that ...

Fun With Math: Budget $$$

March 26, 2010 The Center for American Progress has launched an interactive pie chart that lets users zoom in to see which programs are considered discretionary versus mandatory in the annual federal budget. President Obama's budget proposes a three-year governmentwide freeze on nonsecurity discretionary spending to save $250 billion over the next decade. ...