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.

Acquisition

GSA scraps $15B Alliant 2 small business contract

by • 1 day ago

GSA says it is "planning a new approach" for small business IT governmentwide acquisition contracts after "the federal government's requirements have evolved."

Modernization

Maria Roat: Government must become more digital to respond during crises like COVID-19

by • 2 days ago

There are still necessary opportunities to improve things like "authentication and identity management as we interface with our citizens," said Roat.

Tech

IBM CEO: Hybrid cloud, AI key to rapid digital transformation during COVID-19

by • 3 days ago

"With this crisis, the importance of hybrid cloud and AI has not changed," Arvind Krishna said at IBM's Think Gov digital event. "What has changed is the pace at which they are being adopted."

Tech

AWS launches space-focused business line headed by former Space Force leader

by • 3 days ago

AWS's Aerospace and Satellite Solutions business will be headed by reitred Air Force Maj. Gen. Clint Crosier, former director of planning for the U.S. Space Force.

Tech

Tech associations push Senate to fund TMF, CDM in next relief bill

by • 4 days ago

There is still a critical need for IT modernization and cybersecurity funding as the pandemic continues, a group of six tech associations writes to Senate leaders.

Tech

White House prioritizes skills-based federal hiring in executive order

by • 1 week ago

The order will allow agencies to vet "candidates using assessment methods that more directly determine whether job seekers possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job they're applying for," said Michael Rigas.

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