Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is FedScoop's Editor in Chief.

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.

Before arriving in the nation's capital, Mitchell 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 counter culture 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.

Acquisition

Gov Actually Episode 26: How the government buys things (And why it does it the way it does)

by Billy Mitchell • 3 days ago

Dan and Danny discuss federal acquisition and why it is the way it is, even if it's frustrating and exhaustingly long at times.

Acquisition

Pentagon wants to move its ‘Acropolis’ to the cloud to fight cyber-adversaries

by Billy Mitchell • 4 days ago

It's like Greece's Acropolis, but for defending against cyberattacks from within the cloud.

Tech

House creates subcommittee to oversee VA tech modernization, EHR implementation

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

Jim Banks, R-Ind., will chair the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, and Conor Lamb, D-Pa., will serve as ranking member.

Acquisition

Defense CIO Dana Deasy conducting ‘full review’ of JEDI cloud acquisition

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

The goal, Deasy says, is a final RFP "that truly represents what any smart intelligent company in private industry would do in seeking to put an enterprise cloud in place."

Acquisition

SBA wants $40M in IT services help to meet 5-year modernization goals

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

The first task order will focus on cloud migration and data center consolidation.

Tech

Inside Social Security’s move to modernize by being ‘cloud smart’

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

"Just because we're considering cloud first doesn't mean that's where it goes," said SSA senior adviser John Foertschbeck.