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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @mollsiebee on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Molly Bernhart Walker
Legislative branch agencies would see a nominal increase from current year levels in discretionary appropriations under the White House budget proposal released March 4.
Defense Department officials say the Defense Health Agency, which DoD stood up in October 2013 to streamline and centralize the military health system, is already realizing cost savings. But the Government Accountability Office says the department's numbers are fuzzy because it has no clear method for monitoring implementation costs.
The Agriculture Department held the first of six webinars for federal employees Jan. 9 that comprise a free, online certificate program in telework management. The courses will run through March 20 and the first three sessions are now available on demand through TMGovu.org, the website hosting the course.
Obvious needs for more tribal law enforcement resources such as high crime rates and few police officers don't necessarily drive Bureau of Indian Affairs funding decisions, an Interior Department official told a congressional panel.
The Army was defrauded out of at least $29 million and possibly as much as $95 million thanks to a poorly-managed recruiting assistance program designed to quickly ramp up National Guardsman numbers in 2005, finds an investigation underway by the Army Audit Agency.
The non-postal federal workforce grew 14 percent from 2004 to 2012, with the vast majority of hiring coming from just three departments, finds the Government Accountability Office in a Jan. 29 report. The government added 258,882 employees, bringing its total to 2.13 million in 2012.
The Government Printing Office has been clear that it wants to overhaul its image into a modern, digital agency, and newly-introduced legislation is proposing to help it do just that, starting with its name.
The Veterans Affairs Department is updating and will soon finalize a policy for prosthetics procurement, said Dr. Philip Matkovsky, VA's assistant deputy under secretary for health for administrative operations.
The Navy accidentally leaked a memo (.pdf) to Scott MacFarlane, a reporter at an NBC news affiliate, which details how the office planned to evade his recent FOIA request for information on the September 2013 Navy Yard shooting. The Navy has since launched an internal investigation and is considering disciplinary action for employees in its Freedom of Information Act office, according to NBC 4 in Washington, D.C.
The Defense Department is now required to post all reports to Congress on a "publicly accessible Internet website," whether they're requested or not.