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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.

Results 1581-1590 of 2023

White House details how agencies should legally organize contests

March 9, 2010 The White House released guidance late Monday on how agencies can legally arrange contests to seek ideas for using technology to open government. Options include operating the competition under federal acquisition rules when the payment is for a good or service that benefits the government; contracting with a third party ...

Regulations could bog down financial system modernization

March 5, 2010 The Obama administration's plan to modernize financial systems governmentwide could hit regulatory speed bumps, according to an analyst who monitors government spending. The U.S. Government 2009 Financial Report, released on Feb. 26, said agencies must reconsider expensive, long-term investments in favor of shorter-term, more efficient information technology solutions that rely ...

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From Nextgov.com: Regulations could bog down financial system modernization

March 5, 2010 The Obama administration's plan to modernize financial systems governmentwide could hit regulatory speed bumps, according to an analyst who monitors government spending. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Wiki in the works for sharing safest travel routes in Afghanistan

March 4, 2010 The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is building a wiki-like network in Afghanistan to help nonmilitary personnel navigate treacherous terrain safely, a top DNI official said on Thursday. The country has no common system the U.S. Agency for International Development, the State Department and nonprofit organizations operating in ...

NIH's ID system could be start of single sign on for government services

March 4, 2010 Researchers and other visitors to Web sites operated by the National Institutes of Health now can speed through the once arduous process of accessing privacy-protected pages on multiple sites by entering a single password one time. NIH is one of the first federal agencies to take advantage of the OpenID ...

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From Nextgov.com: Wiki in the works for sharing safest travel routes in Afghanistan

March 4, 2010 The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is building a wiki-like network in Afghanistan to help nonmilitary personnel navigate treacherous terrain safely, a top DNI official said on Thursday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

GSA Signs Up For OpenID

March 3, 2010 The General Services Administration has approved universal sign-in applications for use on government Web sites, provided by Equifax, Google and Paypal, that will allow citizens who are securely logged in to one site to instantly and safely switch to another agency site without having to log in again. The so-called ...

Facebook No Show at Hearing

March 2, 2010 A senator chastised the social-networking service Facebook on Tuesday for refusing to attend his subcommittee hearing on global Internet freedom, while simultaneously seeking the government's help in resolving Internet blockages overseas. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Judiciary Committee's Human Rights and the Law Subcommittee, said that in ...

FCC to propose new video archive in national broadband plan

March 2, 2010 A proposal in the draft of the government's imminent broadband plan would create a YouTube-like online archive called Video.gov to preserve agencies' Web content and possibly information provided by the media, an official with the Federal Communications Commission said on Monday. The planned national digital archives for the 21st century ...

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From Nextgov.com: FCC to propose new video archive in national broadband plan

March 2, 2010 A proposal in the draft of the government's imminent broadband plan would create a YouTube-like online archive called Video.gov to preserve agencies' Web content and possibly information provided by the media, an official with the Federal Communications Commission said on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com