Molly Bernhart Walker

Biography for Molly Bernhart Walker

Molly Walker is Executive Editor of the Government Publishing Group at FierceMarkets. She writes for, edits and oversees daily editorial operations for FierceGovernmentIT, FierceGovernment, FierceHomelandSecurity and FierceMobileGovernment. She also manages custom eBook and webinar content for the Government publications. Walker previously served as Managing Editor of both the Government and Enterprise IT groups at FierceMarkets. Prior to joining Fierce, she was a Managing Editor at SourceMedia and got her feet wet with internships at FoxNews.com and USAToday.com. She lives in Northern Virginia and is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C.. She can be reached at molly@fiercemarkets.com or on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Articles by Molly Bernhart Walker

BREAKING: DoD issues sweeping update to cyber strategy (Audio)

The Defense Department unveiled a new cyber strategy today that affirms its commitment to more effective deterrence in the cyber domain and the integration of offensive cyber options into combatant command plans. 

Spotlight: 2 cybersecurity bills pass in the House

The House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560) April 22 and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 1731) April 23. 

NIST issues draft de-identification guidance for personally identifiable information

In a new draft publication, the National Institute of Standards and Technology explores techniques for de-identification and summarizes almost 20 years of research. 

Attribution remains difficult to identify in cyber espionage, finds data breach report

Twenty percent of cyberespionage attacks last year targeted the public sector – only second to manufacturing, with 27 percent of cyber espionage incidents – finds Verizon in its eighth annual data breach report.

Spotlight: GSA is live blogging #TaxDay web traffic

The General Services Administration's DigitalGov team is live blogging their observations on web traffic to federal websites on "Tax Day".

GPO touts web design services with new Commerce.gov

The Government Publishing Office made strides last week in its campaign to be regarded as more than the federal government's printing shop. The office, which until late last year was known as the Government Printing Office, handled the redesign of the Commerce Department's new Commerce.gov.

Identity management, data integrity remain pain points for a range of companies in protecting consumer data, says NIST

As corporations consider the protection of company and customer data, security, privacy and usability are a major focus but businesses cited several challenges in taking such measures. Identity management and data integrity are among the issues highlighted in a draft interagency report (pdf) published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology April 2.

Spotlight: Commerce Dept. blocks U.S. chip export aimed to power China supercomputer

American chip manufacturer Intel confirmed to the Wall Street Journal April 7 that the Commerce Department denied the company an export license late last fall to supply chips to China for its Tianhe-2 supercomputer project.

Treasury restores some functionality lost in USASpending.gov redesign, stands up GitHub page for feedback

Changes made over the past week show "this isn't a one and done thing" said a Treasury official speaking on background. "It's iterative. It's going to be a continuous process," he added.

SBIRS satellites to launch with obsolete technology due to late feasibility assessment

The basic design of NASA's Space Based Infrared System – a key component of the military's missile warning and defense system – is years old and some components are obsolete, but alternative technologies for the launch of the fifth and sixth satellite in the constellation were not considered because a report on other design options came too late in the acquisition process, according to an oversight report.