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

Military to have initial cyber offensive capabilities in 18 months, says Adm. Rogers

While U.S. Cyber Command is well positioned to protect Defense Department networks and even engage in "active defense," meaning it can launch a range of proactive measures against cyberspace adversaries, true cyber offensive capabilities have been lacking – until now.

 

Spotlight: Clinton never used State Department email

While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton never used an official government email address, reported the New York Times March 2. 

GSA extends Networx contracts

Agencies now have a little more time before they have to transition their Networx Universal and Networx Enterprise contracts to a new contract vehicle. The General Services Administration will extend those contracts for three years, giving agencies until 2020 to move from Networx to a new vehicle for their telecommunications needs.

Clapper highlights cyber as top US security concern

As cyber attacks grow more sophisticated and persistent, the United States must be prepared for a cyber event of massive scale, said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper while delivering the Intelligence Community's "Worldwide Threat Assessment" to Congress.

DoD should establish '3D printing czar,' says paper

While the Defense Department has begun some experimentation with 3D printing, it will not leverage the technology's full potential unless it establishes a coordinating body or "3D printing czar" to oversee efforts department wide, according to a new paper from a technology and policy think tank.

Spotlight: GSA issues draft RFP for NS2020

The General Services Administration Feb. 28 posted a draft request for proposal for Network Services 2020.

GAO reports poor visibility into IRS IT investments

Reporting on the Internal Revenue Service's information technology investments is unreliable in terms of cost, schedule and scope of performance, says the Government Accountability Office.

DARPA touts advances in deep Web search through Memex

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to shine light into the "dark Web" – the intentionally hidden portion of the World Wide Web which often provides those exchanging information with anonymity and encryption that deters monitoring.

Spotlight: FCC passes net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted Feb. 26 to codify new net neutrality regulations for wireless and wireline networks that would bar blocking and throttling of content and ban carriers and ISPs from striking deals with content companies to zip their content faster to consumers. 

Cyber deterrence 'relatively immature,' says head of US Cyber Command

"The concepts of deterrence in the cyber domain are still relatively immature," said Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.