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

Defense Secretary Esper recuses himself from JEDI decision-making

by • 23 hours ago

Mark Esper has recused himself from making any decision on JEDI because one of his sons works for one of the original companies bidding on the contract.

Tech

Trump relaunches advisory council for science and technology

by • 1 day ago

The administration also announced the first seven members of the council, known as PCAST.

Acquisition

Fresh draft of DOD contractor cybersecurity standards coming next month

by • 2 days ago

Lord also detailed a first event next month focused on drones for the department's new Trusted Capital Marketplace.

Tech

Veterans’ sensitive information was left unprotected on national network

by • 5 days ago

The information of veterans who visited a Milwaukee VA office was left unprotected on a shared national network.

Modernization

With AI, agencies have secondary responsibility of providing data for industry

by • 6 days ago

Agencies play a vital role in the development of artificial intelligence by sharing their data with the public, according to a pair of top administration tech leaders.

Defense

Stopgap spending threatens Army’s timely adoption of cloud, modernization

by • 1 week ago

The Army wants to invest more than $700 million in modernization, cloud and data capabilities, but Secretary Ryan McCarthy says the current fiscal environment has hamstrung the service.

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