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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Articles by Molly Bernhart Walker
As the new lead for federal information technology, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott plans to ride "a tide of good trends" that includes realizing savings from TechStat and PortfolioStat activities, consolidating data centers and digitizing government services.
Since the inception of the federal CIO position, one thing has become clear: The federal CIO practically proves his worth by setting goals and issuing mandates.
The Defense Department is pushing ahead with a plan that would permit commercial cloud computing providers operating in DoD facilities to serve non-federal government clients.
Between January and February, the number of veterans who had personal information affected by data breaches nearly tripled, according to a new report.
According to State Department policy, any email that includes information about the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures or operations should be preserved as an "email record," but employees at the department overwhelmingly lack the guidance and training to properly preserve email records.
Federal agencies often approach cybersecurity by addressing each infection and by assuming they have a secure baseline, but they're not being honest about the strength of their security and are continually stuck playing "whack a mole," a government cybersecurity expert says.
While U.S. Cyber Command is well positioned to protect Defense Department networks and even engage in "active defense," meaning it can launch a range of proactive measures against cyberspace adversaries, true cyber offensive capabilities have been lacking – until now.
While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton never used an official government email address, reported the New York Times March 2.
Agencies now have a little more time before they have to transition their Networx Universal and Networx Enterprise contracts to a new contract vehicle. The General Services Administration will extend those contracts for three years, giving agencies until 2020 to move from Networx to a new vehicle for their telecommunications needs.
As cyber attacks grow more sophisticated and persistent, the United States must be prepared for a cyber event of massive scale, said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper while delivering the Intelligence Community's "Worldwide Threat Assessment" to Congress.