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 and She lives in Northern Virginia and is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C.. She can be reached at or on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Articles by Molly Bernhart Walker

NSTIC announces $1M healthcare pilot project opportunity

NIST anticipates funding one award in the range of $750,000 to $1,000,000 for 18  months to focus on streamlining the way that patients and providers access health information from different organizations online.

Spotlight: DoD space operations center starts to come online

A Defense Department-led system, called the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center, or JICSpOC, is in its fourth and final test phase and will soon come online.

State Department's cheeky tweet gets skewered on social

The State Department's official Twitter account for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, @TravelGov, got a bit more than it bargained for yesterday with a tweet related to its #springbreakingbadly campaign.

Agencies reported more than 300 ransomware incidents to DHS over just 9 months

Since June of last year, 29 different federal agencies detected – via their own analysis or through the Homeland Security Department's Einstein program – 321 incident reports of ransomware-related activity on their networks.

Spotlight: DHA nervous about moving military doctors' cheese

Defense Health Agency Director Raquel Bono told Politico the department is nervous about the rollout of its new electronic health record to eight hospitals and more than 20 clinics in the Northwest by the end of the year.

43% of IT, security pros using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, finds report

84 percent of U.S.-based IT and security professionals said they use a security framework to guide their processes for protecting critical assets and systems, and 44 percent said they use more than one framework, according to a new report.

Report: 1 in 5 federal IT security pros experienced a breach within the last year

61 percent of U.S. federal government IT security professionals have experienced a past data breach, according to a recent survey, and one in five said a breach occurred in the last year. 90 percent of the more than 100 federal IT security professionals surveyed said they felt vulnerable to data threats.

Spotlight: How to build an accessible website, according to 18F

The federal government's draft Web design standards not only aim to give the dot-gov a more cohesive look and feel, they can help federal Web managers more easily comply with accessibility requirements.

DISA updates cloud security requirements guide

The Defense Department's chief information officer and the Defense Information Systems Agency on Friday issued an update to its Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide, which updates guidance from January 2015.

FBI unlocks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, drops case against Apple

The FBI on Monday dropped its charges against Apple, in a legal battle that had the federal government attempting to force the company to unlock the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.