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 email@example.com or on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Articles by Molly Bernhart Walker
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.
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.
The report marks the first time in almost two years USPS did not turn an operational profit.
FierceGovernmentIT is conducting research for an in-depth feature on cloud computing intitiatives in the federal government.
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.
POGO's 2015 "Baker's Dozen" includes areas for legislative reform as well as issues that would benefit from improved oversight.
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.
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.
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.
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.