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.

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

Trump says White House taking ‘very strong look at’ JEDI cloud acquisition

by Billy Mitchell • 4 days ago

But, a group of Republicans who sit on the House Armed Services Committee is urging the president to not bring the contract to a halt.

Tech

CIO Council launches Federal Mobility Group

by Billy Mitchell • 5 days ago

The group merges a pair of existing efforts into a single point of support for federal agencies.

Tech

Mr. FedRAMP Matt Goodrich is leaving GSA

by Billy Mitchell • 7 days ago

Goodrich, who has spent a decade in government, is headed to a role in the private sector later this month.

Defense

Court denies Oracle’s protest in JEDI case

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

A Court of Federal Claims judge issued an order in favor of the Department of Defense and intervenor Amazon Web Services, denying Oracle's lawsuit Friday morning.

Acquisition

CBP expands on cloud migration plan in new RFI

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

CBP issued a new request for information, in search of potential vendors to lead its ongoing move to the cloud and to integrate that with its existing cloud services.

Defense

DOD wants to place virtual sensors in AWS’s commercial cloud for a secure connection

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

DISA will place sensors in AWS's cloud to monitor "workloads hosted therein." It's not a purchase of services, but it's sign the Pentagon expects to do more business with AWS.

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