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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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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. ...

House kicks off caucus to push for open government laws

March 25, 2010 House Republicans and Democrats on Thursday launched a congressional transparency caucus that will call for new laws requiring federal information be accessible on the Internet for free and will teach other members about open government initiatives. "On a bipartisan basis this caucus can bring about real changes to the way ...

Hill negotiators weigh uniform standard for spending reports

March 25, 2010 Congressional aides and Obama administration officials are attempting to resolve concerns about a House-passed measure that would require federal agencies to use a single data format for exchanging spending information. The House version of a bill (S. 303) to strengthen Grants.gov, the gateway to applications for most government awards, contains ...

Cybersecurity bill first step in fixing controversial FISMA

March 25, 2010 Lawmakers and the White House on Wednesday called for changes to long-standing federal information security policies that would require vendors to incorporate safeguards into systems when they are being built rather than later in the development process -- an approach that could significantly affect federal contractors' products and services. Rep. ...

House Passes File Sharing Bill

March 24, 2010 The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would mandate a policy banning the use of file sharing software on federal computers and networks, along with those used by contractors. H.R. 4098, introduced in November, directs the Office of Management and Budget to issue rules that forbid the tools and ...

Senator chides White House for ignoring existing transparency laws

March 24, 2010 A Republican senator said on Tuesday that the Obama administration's open government agenda is diverting its attention from existing transparency laws, including a spending accountability act that President Obama co-sponsored when he was in the Senate. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told White House officials at a hearing on Tuesday that ...

New Cookie Rules, April 7

March 23, 2010 The White House early next month plans to change a federal Web site policy that bans tracking devices called cookies, which many commercial sites use to customize their pages for users, administration officials said on Tuesday. As part of comprehensive guidance called for under a December directive, the Office of ...