Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is FedScoop's Vice President of Community and Content and Editor in Chief.

He leads an award-winning team of reporters in providing breaking news and analysis on the ways technology is transforming the operations and services of the federal government.

Prior to joining FedScoop in early 2014, Mitchell embedded himself in Washington, D.C.'s tech startup scene for a year as a tech reporter at InTheCapital, now known as DC Inno.

After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Mitchell received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

Cyber

Army secretary looks to hiring flexibilities to boost cyber talent recruitment

by • 13 hours ago

Six years since the creation of the DOD Cyber Excepted Service, Secretary Christine Wormuth said the Army still faces a challenge in competing with the private sector for cyber experts.

Defense

Air Force to bring top-secret data into the mix in next weapons system hackathon

by • 6 days ago

The next BRAVO hackthon will be run at three classification levels sometime this summer.

Cyber

NIST gives agencies new guidance to prepare for next SolarWinds-like hack

by • 2 weeks ago

During the 2020 SolarWinds hack, bad actors were able to access thousands of networks inside and outside government.

Cyber

DOD expands vulnerability disclosure program to contracting base in pilot

by • 2 weeks ago

Forty-one defense contractors in the small-to-medium-size range participated in a vulnerability disclosure pilot that resulted in 1,015 reports, of which 401 were validated by system owners for remediation.

Defense

Pentagon hires first chief digital and AI officer from Lyft

by • 3 weeks ago

Craig Martell joins DOD as its first chief digital and artificial intelligence officer from rideshare company Lyft.

Acquisition

Army’s futuristic IVAS headset could be a waste of $22B without user acceptance, IG warns

by • 3 weeks ago

The Army responded to the recent IG report, calling the assertion "inflammatory" and unrealistic.

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