Biography for Molly Bernhart Walker
Molly Walker is the managing editor of FierceMarkets' Government and Enterprise IT groups. She contributes regularly to publications in both groups. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was managing editor of Employee Benefit Adviser, a B2B magazine serving the insurance industry, as well as an intern at USAToday.com and FoxNews.com. When she's not exploring the nexus of business and technology, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors and cheering on her beloved Virginia Tech Hokies. She is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @mollsiebee on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Molly Bernhart Walker
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration requests $51 million in discretionary appropriations in the White House budget proposal for the next federal fiscal year.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would receive a total budget authority of $5.44 billion under the White House budget proposal released today. Current year spending is $5.18 billion.
The White House fiscal 2015 budget request designates $3.9 billion for the Office of Information and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department. In nominal terms, that's a $2 billion increased from the estimated current year amount of $3.7 billion.
Surveillance by the National Security Agency is costing the United States in terms of direct costs to American taxpayers to run the programs, costs to the American Internet industry, costs to foreign relations work and costs to Internet security, said Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive of the New America Foundation. But pegging a dollar value on it is a difficult exercise, said panelists during a Feb. 25 event hosted by the think tank in Washington, D.C.
The healthcare industry could greatly benefit from innovations in digital identity, said Jeremy Grant, senior executive advisor for identity management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Rather than create a one-off solution specific to healthcare, the industry can leverage other work being done to support the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.
Stage 3 Meaningful Use would become a final rule in the first half of 2015 and would become effective in 2017, should a workplan be approved by the health information technology policy committee.
Agency and department websites could one day soon leverage the same log-on information citizens use for online banking for government services, following a Feb. 7 GSA update to the Trust Framework Solution. Although it's often referred to as "guidance," the TFS (.pdf) isn't a mere suggestion, said Anil John, program manager for the trust framework solution.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is concerned that generic Top-Level Domains being made available by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers may not be considering consumer protections.
A bill that would require the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to post agency regulatory activity online for six months prior to the rule taking effect passed a House committee Feb. 11.
The UK government wants to adopt more open source technology and is too tied to proprietary software programs such as Microsoft Office, said Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude while speaking at a conference in London Jan. 29.