Biography for Molly Bernhart Walker
Molly Walker is the managing editor of FierceMarkets' Government and Enterprise IT groups. She contributes regularly to publications in both groups. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was managing editor of Employee Benefit Adviser, a B2B magazine serving the insurance industry, as well as an intern at USAToday.com and FoxNews.com. When she's not exploring the nexus of business and technology, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors and cheering on her beloved Virginia Tech Hokies. She is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @mollsiebee on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Molly Bernhart Walker
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration launched spectrum.gov April 11, a website it hopes will serve as a hub for all information on federal spectrum use. In an April 11 blog post, NTIA Associate Administrator Karl Nebbia said the site provides a catalog of federal spectrum use in the 225 megahertz through 5 gigahertz bands.
After less than one year in the position Bill D'Agostino resigned as general manager of FirstNet, the independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration working to build a nationwide wireless broadband network for public safety.
It's not that discussion around mobile innovation in government isn't happening. Mobile in government is generating buzz and, hopefully, action. But it's hard to tell. The problem is that such events aren't as open as they once were.
The broadcast incentive auction expected to begin in mid 2015 is a rare opportunity, and broadcasters should begin preparing for it now, said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler April 8, while speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas.
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology submits recommendations regularly to the White House, but few have been as well received across government and as actionable as a July 2012 report on spectrum usage, says a senior official.
The Federal Communications Commission is requesting approximately $13.5 million for information technology upgrades in fiscal 2015 – a figure FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sought to justify before House appropriators.
Application programming interfaces aren't the only the thing agencies should be focused on with mobility efforts, but they should be a core part of the approach, says Pamela Wise-Martinez, senior strategic enterprise architect at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The Federal Communications Commission plans to establish interim indoor accuracy measurements for wireless carriers that would ensure public-safety answering points get approximate location information for wireless 911 calls placed from indoors.
When news leaked last week that the White House is testing Samsung and LG smartphones as possible replacements to its BlackBerry devices – despite BlackBerry CEO John Chen's best efforts – no one should have been surprised.
The Defense Department's mobility pilot is now well underway, but as the department allows non-BlackBerry devices to connect to its network, it faces several previously unforeseen challenges, said DoD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai. Non-customized consumer devices present problems in terms of credentialing and pre-loaded applications, said Takai at a March 26 event hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.