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 email@example.com or on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Articles by Molly Bernhart Walker
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.