Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is FedScoop's 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. Mitchell covers developments around the use of IT at the White House, Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs, among others.

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.

Mitchell previously covered Kentucky's gritty judicial system and law enforcement community as a Kentucky Press Association award-winning crime and courts reporter for the Kentucky New Era. He also freelanced for the Leaf Chronicle, a daily in Clarksville, Tennessee, and the Nashville Scene, an alternative weekly tracing the counterculture of Music City.

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.

When he's not head down in copy or out talking to CIOs about their newest IT initiatives, you can probably find Billy at a concert, rooting on his beloved Green Bay Packers, trying to hit small, dimpled white ball into a hole, or attempting to brew the perfect tasting beer.

Defense

Air Force issues strategy for artificial intelligence

by • 3 days ago

The strategy is meant to be an annex to the Department of Defense's AI strategy in support of its Joint AI Center.

Modernization

Leaders want TIC 3.0 to serve as model for better policymaking

by • 3 days ago

The latest Trusted Internet Connections document — the first in a dozen years — sets an example for how OMB can revamp policy to be more iterative and in rhythm with the evolution of technology.

Defense

Air Force’s shift to multi-domain operations depends on networks

by • 4 days ago

The future of battle in multi-domain operations "will depend less on discrete warfighting platforms and more on the networks, data and IT infrastructure that binds them all together," acting Secretary Matt Donovan said.

Modernization

VA launches EHR training program

by • 6 days ago

As of Sept. 12, the VA has selected 76 trainees to join the 12-to-18-month program.

Defense

Networks ‘foundational’ to evolving Army operations, top cyber officials say

by • 6 days ago

As the Army invests more in its networks and depends on them increasingly, defending them has become a bigger focus of its cybersecurity teams.

Tech

Will Hurd wants a national AI strategy before he leaves office

by • 1 week ago

An AI national strategy "is on my list for the next 14 months," the Texas Republican congressman says.

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