Richard W. Walker

Richard W. Walker is a freelance writer based in Maryland who has been covering issues and trends in government technology for more than 15 years.


Agencies conduct first nationwide test of emergency system since 2011

by Richard W. Walker • 5 years ago

Results will assess overall system effectiveness and measures adopted to improve the system.


NIST grants to spur regional education for cybersecurity workforce

by Richard W. Walker • 5 years ago

Funding intended to grow pipeline of students pursuing cyber careers, reduce gaps in regional cyber workforce.


Election systems safe from cyberattacks, experts believe

by Richard W. Walker • 5 years ago

“No system is 100 percent hack-proof, but elections in this country are secure, perhaps as secure as they have ever been,” one expert said.

Data & Analytics

Pennsylvania launches new open data portal

by Richard W. Walker • 5 years ago

The site provides access to mission-critical data to help foster innovation.


New Illinois law regulates police use of cell-site simulators

by Richard W. Walker • 6 years ago

Law enforcement must obtain a court order before deploying "stingrays," a cell phone surveillance technology.