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.

Defense

Hicks reinforces DOD record-retention policies after allegations of Jan. 6 text message deletions

by • 7 days ago

Hicks published a memo reinforcing existing DOD record-retention policies around text messages and calling on the CIO to take action to ensure data is captured when devices are turned in.

Cyber

Cyber AB launches voluntary CMMC assessment program for defense contractors

by • 2 weeks ago

The accreditation body also issued a draft document detailing the assessment process that third-party assessment organizations will need to follow once the final CMMC rule takes effect.

Cyber

OMB sets cyber priorities for fiscal 2024 ahead of agency budget submissions

by • 2 weeks ago

The new guidance sets the tone for agencies's cyber priorities as they prepare their fiscal 2024 budget submissions.

Workforce

OPM director says telework flexibility needed so agencies can compete for talent

by • 3 weeks ago

Kiran Ahuja tells lawmakers that remote working options will allow government to complete for talent with the private sector.

Acquisition

Pentagon awards $100M to accelerate innovative tech adoption from nontraditional contractors

by • 3 weeks ago

Ten nontraditional contractors were each given $10 million to help bring prototype technology into full production.

Acquisition

Verizon wins $400M FBI task order under EIS contract

by • 3 weeks ago

The task order is a re-award of work the FBI awarded Verizon last year that AT&T protested, but the Government Accountability Office quickly dismissed.

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