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

VA Secretary: Open source is the only way to operate

Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald voiced his support for open source technology July 30, as he outlined a broad reform plan that includes streamlining information technology and taking a more "holistic" look at customer service.

Spotlight: Still time to respond to our cloud computing survey!

FierceGovernmentIT's cloud computing survey is still open and we need your help.

Digital experience central to White House effort to improve immigration system

The White House announced July 15 a major initiative to improve the legal immigration system that officials said is now complex, paper-based and confusing to users applying for a visa.

Dawn Leaf makes the case for a cloud practitioner roadmap

More than five years ago, Dawn Leaf lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology's work to write a cloud computing roadmap for the federal government. Since that time, there's been no shortage of additional resources for departments to rely on as they move systems to the cloud, but as Labor Department chief information officer, Leaf sees an important element missing.

DoD CIO to industry: Do your homework

As DoD tries to better understand its industry partners, Halvorsen isn't seeing the same eagerness from vendors trying to better understand their customer.

Archuleta resigns in wake of OPM breach

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta submitted her resignation to President Barack Obama on Friday, according to an emailed statement from an agency spokesperson. Archuleta steps down just one day after publicly announcing that 21.5 million individuals' sensitive records were stolen in a breach of the agency's background investigation database.

OPM reveals 21.5M affected in background investigation data breach

Federal investigators confirmed today that 21.5 million people have had their sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, stolen from Office of Personnel Management background investigation databases.

DHS has 'leading suspect' in OPM hack but won't point fingers

The federal government has a "leading suspect" in its investigation of two information technology system breaches at the Office of Personnel Management that compromised the sensitive data of millions of people.

Marine Corps, Interior Dept. push IT mandates as part of cybersecurity 'sprint'

The Marine Corps is directing its information technology system administrators to immediately implement public key infrastructure, or PKI, encryption as part of a review of cybersecurity at the service. Privileged user authentication and PKI are mandatory requirements, according to a memo issued July 1.

VA gets serious about PIV, two-factor authentication during cybersecurity sprint

The Veterans Affairs Department is using the recent information system breaches at the Office of Personnel Management as an opportunity to review current security practices and push existing protocols that may not have been fully implemented.