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

AWS Leader Teresa Carlson leaving Amazon for Splunk

by • 1 week ago

In her new role, she will focus on growing the company’s business transformation efforts, accelerating growth and advancing its cloud initiatives.

Defense

DDS 2.0: The Pentagon digital team’s journey from startup to full-fledged firefighter

by • 4 weeks ago

The DDS of today is not the one it was when it started in 2015. Its current leaders explore the evolution of the team in recent years.

Modernization

The TMF is set to get $1B payday

by • 1 month ago

$1 billion of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill will go to the Technology Modernization Fund once President Biden signs it.

Modernization

Biden taps Clare Martorana as Federal CIO

by • 1 month ago

Martorana takes on the Federal CIO role within the Office of Management and Budget after serving for more than two years as the CIO of the Office of Personnel Management.

Tech

Vilsack looks to return USDA to more-liberal telework policy

by • 1 month ago

Tom Vilsack said he's moving USDA back to a telework policy of allowing up to four days of remote work a week, which he rolled out in 2014 during his prior tenure.

Acquisition

DIA awards $12.6B enterprise IT contract

by • 1 month ago

Of the 144 vendors selected, 107 were small businesses.

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