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

GAO finds DoD planning for climate change impact mitigation lacking

Defense Department officials have begun to observe real impacts of climate change on military facilities, but poor planning and processes leave the department ill-equipped to protect infrastructure that may be at risk, says the Government Accountability Office.

OSC report highlights 'culture of non-responsiveness' at VA

In a report to President Obama, the Office of Special Counsel described a "troubling pattern" of Veterans Affairs Department officials ignoring veterans' concerns about the quality of care at veterans' health facilities nationwide. The report cited whistleblowers' "struggle to overcome a culture of non-responsiveness."

Kendall: Superior Supplier Incentive Program extending to Air Force and Army

The Navy Department's Superior Supplier Incentive Program, a pilot program launched as part of the Defense Department's Better Buying Power initiative, will be adopted broadly across the department, said a top DoD official.

HUD may have broken law to pay Donovan's advisor, says IG

The Housing and Urban Development Department potentially violated the Antideficiency Act by compensating then-HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan's senior advisor, finds the department's internal watchdog.

CHCO Council, OPM fail to foster cross-agency human capital strategies, says GAO

Although federal chief human capital officers have been trying to coordinate personnel management activities across the government since 2002, agency strategies remain highly fragmented, says the Government Accountability Office.

Pathways, Presidential Management Fellows programs overly broad, say officials

The premier federal hiring programs endorsed by the Office of Personnel Management are not as beneficial to agencies as they could be, said panelists speaking at a June 3 event in Washington, D.C.

What shutting down comments on the USA.gov blog says about open gov

For many citizens, USA.gov is their first stop when looking for information on the federal government. But now, an administration that prides itself on openness has effectively shut down a channel for citizens to make their voices heard on a central goverment portal.

OFPP to issue contractor past performance guidance this summer, says OMB official

The Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to have greater transparency into contractors' past performance before they sign on the dotted line. "We are a couple of weeks from issuing additional guidance that broadens the sources of past performance information," said Lesley Field, acting administrator of OMB's Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Lawmakers seek to protect DoD civilian workforce

Eight congressmen from both sides of the aisle are encouraging their colleagues to resist the urge to slash the Defense Department's civilian workforce as the House Appropriations subcommittee on defense prepares to mark up the fiscal 2015 defense spending bill on May 30.

Lack of budget specifics open up 2020 Census to cost inaccuracies, fraud, warns IG

In reviewing the Census Bureau's implementation of mandatory budget reductions, the Commerce Department's inspector general uncovered several internal control weaknesses that could hinder the detection of costly project budgeting errors in the 2020 Census.