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

Leidos survives protest of $6.5B deal to manage DOD’s IT networks

by • 5 hours ago

General Dynamics protested the contract, arguing that DISA improperly evaluated and awarded the contract. But the Government Accountability Office denied the protest in full.

Defense

Bill Marion announces departure from Air Force

by • 1 day ago

Deputy CIO Bill Marion's career as an IT official in the Air Force spans nearly three decades.

Defense

Federal R&D spending on AI should be doubled, then doubled again, commission says

by • 2 days ago

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence calls for an immediate doubling of funding for non-defense R&D around AI starting next fiscal year, and then again in fiscal 2022.

Defense

Microsoft earns authorization to handle DOD secret-level information

by • 1 week ago

The company's Azure Secret Government has achieved a provisional authority to host DOD data at impact level 6 (IL6) — a key requirement of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract.

Acquisition

DOD warns contractors of taking ‘adversarial’ investments during pandemic

by • 1 week ago

"It's critically important that we understand that during this crisis the [Defense Industrial Base] is vulnerable to adversarial capital, so we need to ensure companies can stay in business without losing their technology," said Ellen Lord.

Tech

OPM directs agencies to hire, administer oath with digital tools

by • 1 week ago

It is up to the agency CIOs to determine which tool best fits their workforce.

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