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

VBA senior execs manipulated relocation program for financial gain, finds IG

Senior executives at the Veterans Benefits Administration inappropriately used their influence and the relocation expense program to obtain positions with less responsibility but the same pay level while also pocketing questionable reimbursements for their moves, finds an internal audit.

Federal contractors ask White House to slow stream of executive orders

The federal contracting community wants the Obama administration to halt the flow of executive orders focused on reforming the industry after a draft executive order that would mandate federal contractors to give employees paid sick leave was leaked. 

USPS third-quarter earnings a mixed bag

The report marks the first time in almost two years USPS did not turn an operational profit.

A little help from our friends

FierceGovernmentIT is conducting research for an in-depth feature on cloud computing intitiatives in the federal government.

Spotlight: Army Secretary McHugh stepping down

The Defense Department announced today that Army Secretary John McHugh plans to step down. He will leave the position by Nov. 1, 2015, allowing ample time to transition a new secretary into the post.

Reforms to IGs, acquisition, FOIA included in POGO's 'Baker's Dozen' of congressional priorities

POGO's 2015 "Baker's Dozen" includes areas for legislative reform as well as issues that would benefit from improved oversight.

OMB, GSA roll out guide for civic engagement

Last week, the Obama administration rolled out a best practices guide to help federal agencies and departments build more responsive and efficient public participation programs and measure their effectiveness.

The president's 2016 budget request: Defense Department

As part of the fiscal 2016 budget request President Obama delivered to Congress Feb. 2, the Defense Department seeks $534 billion – a figure about $36 billion above the fiscal 2016 sequestration caps and about $38 billion, or 7.86 percent, above the enacted fiscal 2015 levels. 

The president's 2016 budget request: OMB's federal agency and workforce priorities

In addition to a modest pay increase for federal employees, the president's fiscal 2016 budget request lays out additional plans that could help the government attract and retain talent, and improve employee morale.

USPS IG: International mail forwarding, continuity shipping would be boon for business

The Postal Service could gain some much-needed revenue with services such as international mail forwarding and continuity shipping, says the agency's watchdog in a report that explores the feasibility of non-postal products.