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.

Modernization

OMB nominee Tanden on technology: ‘We have a lot of work to do’

by • 2 weeks ago

Neera Tanden pledged to make IT modernization and cybersecurity top priorities if confirmed as director of OMB.

Acquisition

Pentagon: JEDI could be in jeopardy if court doesn’t dismiss political bias allegations

by • 4 weeks ago

If it doesn't, it could "bring the future of the JEDI Cloud procurement into question," forcing the department to consider a different approach.

Tech

President Biden taps Obama alums to lead GSA tech, acquisition

by • 1 month ago

Sonny Hashmi and Dave Zvenyach will return to GSA to help run acquisition and technology services, respectively.

Modernization

Biden calls for ‘most ambitious effort ever’ to modernize federal IT, cybersecurity

by • 1 month ago

"President-elect Biden is calling on Congress to launch the most ambitious effort ever to modernize and secure federal IT and networks," says a fact sheet.

Tech

DHS hires Kenneth Bible as CISO

by • 2 months ago

Paul Beckman was the last official to hold the role before he left DHS last February to take a CISO job in the private sector.

Tech

GSA Administrator Murphy asks for resignations of political appointees

by • 2 months ago

During a virtual townhall, Emily Murphy asked for the resignation of all GSA Schedule C political appointees in response to the politically charged mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol.

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