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

The president's 2017 budget request: Federal Aviation Administration

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request earmarked $15.9 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration, significantly less than the fiscal 2016 enacted level of $16.3 billion.

The president's 2017 budget request: Legislative branch agencies

Under the president's fiscal 2017 budget request, small but significant legislative agencies, including the Government Accountability Office, the Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office, would either see increases or flat funding.

Agencies to become startups, GSA to become venture capitalist

Federal agencies and departments will have to pitch their modernization plans to a General Services Administration board if they want investment from the proposed IT Modernization Revolving Fund, said Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Despite pact, Clapper remains concerned about China's cyber espionage

The United States and China reached a landmark agreement in September 2015 aimed at preventing state-sponsored cyber intrusions, but that wasn't enough to keep China off of the U.S. intelligence community's annual worldwide threat assessment report to Congress.

Spotlight: Hurd says modernization should fall to agencies, not a central fund

Rep. William Hurd (R-Texas) said the onus of modernization should be on agencies, not a centralized board at GSA.

The president's 2017 budget request: Health and Human Services Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget requested $82.8 billion in discretionary funding for the Health and Human Services Department, slightly less than fiscal 2016 enacted levels. 

The president's 2017 budget request: Defense Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget proposal requested $523.9 billion in discretionary funding for the Defense Department's base budget and $58.8 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations, for a total of $582.7 billion.

Spotlight: DoD taps Cerner for EHR data-hosting contract

The Defense Department has awarded a $50.7 million sole-source contract to Cerner for data hosting needs related to its electronic health record program.

The president's 2017 budget request: Homeland Security Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request to Congress included discretionary budget authority of $40.6 billion for the Homeland Security Department – an amount that's $381 million more than the department's fiscal 2016 enacted level.

The president's 2017 budget request: Commerce Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request to Congress earmarked $9.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Commerce Department - $487 million more than the fiscal 2016 enacted level.