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

State Dept. IG chides diplomats for using private email

State Department employees at the Embassy in Tokyo, including U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, used private email to conduct official business, according to the department's inspector general.

GAO, IGs will institutionalize cybersecurity sprint, says Tony Scott

"We may have created some work for people – especially the IGs and GAO – because [they] now have new numbers to report and new things to do when they go in and look at agencies," said Federal CIO Tony Scott. 

Federal records managers should be more engaged in cybersecurity work, says NARA official

Chief information officers are not always engaging records managers in the cybersecurity efforts that are underway at federal agencies and departments, said a top National Archives and Records Administration Official.

DJ Patil says US is progressing toward a data-driven government

Through recent progress on three data initiatives, the United States is making progress to become a truly "data-driven government," said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil. In an Aug. 19 post to the blog Medium, Patil reflected on half a year on the job.

Former federal employee charged after using U.S. embassy as base for cyberstalking, hacking campaign

A former State Department employee was charged Aug. 18 with nine counts of cyberstalking, seven counts of computer hacking to extort and one count of wire fraud. The defendant allegedly used his government-issued computer at a U.S. embassy to phish, hack and cyberstalk.

NTIA extends ICANN contract for another year

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration extended its contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, determining that it needs more time to plan its hand-off of oversight of Internet domain names.

Spotlight: Government email addresses included in Ashley Madison hack

More than 15,000 accounts used a .mil or .gov email address for their login. More than 6,500 appear to come from the Army alone.

Labor Dept. OIG urges continued action on IT security deficiencies

The Labor Department's Inspector General outlined several areas of continued concern in a memo to DOL Chief Information Officer, Dawn Leaf, late last month.

Air Force seeks insider threat monitoring system

The Air Force is seeking commercial information technology to help it better monitor its networks for insider threats. The product will be a key component to the development of its Insider Threat Program, according to a solicitation posted by the service Aug. 11.

Presidential advisors recommend 8 new focus areas for IT research and development

In an Aug. 7 report to the White House, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, or PCAST, recommended the federal government overhaul the way it categorizes information technology research and development spending.