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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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Cyberattack Concerns High

April 6, 2010 A survey of federal IT officials published on Tuesday by a computer security firm reports that a third of respondents in agencies tied to national security experienced a cyberattack by a foreign nation or terrorist organization over the last year. Nearly three-quarters of the 72 respondents who work in national ...

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 consumers to transfer files heightens the risk that contractors might expose sensitive government documents, some security analysts say. The giant Web-based search and software provider announced on March 29 that customers who use its personalized iGoogle page now can share ...

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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.