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.

Transition

Agriculture CISO Venice Goodwine takes role with Air Force

by • 2 days ago

Goodwine is now the director of enterprise IT for the Air Force under Deputy CIO Lauren Knausenberger.

Transition

U.S. Census Bureau names Cano as chief information officer

by • 2 weeks ago

Luis Cano takes up the post after leading the Decennial Contract Execution Office, which played a key role in the 2020 Census.

Modernization

White House allocates $9.8B to cybersecurity in 2022 budget request

by • 3 weeks ago

The Biden Administration has also asked for $500 million to be added to the federal government's Technology Modernization Fund.

Tech

USAID hit with cyberattack by Russian-backed group Nobelium: Microsoft

by • 3 weeks ago

Hackers are believed to have accessed the agency's Constant Contact email marketing service account.

Modernization

NSA places greater focus on unclassified work in new physical, virtual hubs

by • 3 weeks ago

The NSA has rolled out new physical and virtual work spaces to support collaboration around its unclassified work.

Tech

The IRS wants help breaking into seized cryptowallets

by • 3 weeks ago

The IRS's criminal investigation unit wants help as it tracks down and enforces cases of fraud and other violations of tax law.

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