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

Pew: Smartphone usage varies among races

Although the digital divide in terms of technology haves and have-nots has narrowed, new research reveals racial differences in usage.

Study highlights opportunities for law enforcement mobile applications

A recent study examining the use of mobile technology for criminal justice found that three mobile applications custom-developed for commercial smartphones were not adopted, did not provide new capabilities and did not help information dissemination – but that doesn't mean the tests were a failure.

Augmented reality could improve postal operations, says report

The U.S. Postal Service could use augmented reality to improve mail processing, delivery and customer experience, finds the USPS Inspector General in an April 6. Augmented reality allows users to see previously static content on paper or by gazing at a situation like a partially-loaded mail truck, through a mobile or wearable device in a new, interactive way.

Mobile is not (yet) part of government's DNA

Despite recent progress in the area of enterprise mobility the federal government is still cautiously feeling its way through the mobile landscape.

USDA eyes BYOD, faces security and workforce challenges

The Agriculture Department is in the process of drafting a bring your own device, or BYOD, strategy but it still has several security and workforce hurdles to overcome, said Joyce Hunter, USDA's acting chief information officer and deputy CIO for policy and planning.

DoD to pilot BYOD this summer, says Halvorsen

The Defense Department will pilot a "bring your own device," or BYOD, mobility program sometime this summer, according to the department's chief information officer.

Swenson: GAO's FirstNet cost 'built on assumptions'; board confident in own estimate

FirstNet chairwoman Susan Swenson says the Government Accountability Office's estimate that it will cost anywhere from $12 billion to $47 billion to build and operate the network in its first decade is built on multiple assumptions.

CIO council endorses DoD's mobile app vetting process

The Federal Chief Information Officer's Council recommends agencies use a methodology employed by the Defense Department for their mobile application vetting needs.

FCC official calls on public safety to assist with wireless 911 improvements

A Federal Communications Commission official requested early involvement from the public safety community in moving enhanced wireless 911 calling from policy to actual implementation.

Crowdsource testing yields mobile content best practices

After almost two years of testing federal mobile websites, the General Services Administration's mobile crowdsource compatibility testing program, has gathered best practices for agencies developing their mobile content strategy.