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.

Modernization

$1B boost to TMF draws support from Senate Democrats

by • 4 days ago

The lawmakers are asking the Appropriations Committee to consider adding $1 billion in TMF funding in the forthcoming coronavirus relief package.

Acquisition

GSA introduces on-demand IT Acquisition University

by • 5 days ago

The program offers on-demand training content conducted by IT and acquisition experts in the agency's Information Technology Category.

Acquisition

CBP scores $15M TMF award to modernize import tracking system

by • 1 week ago

CBP wants to breathe new life into its 30-year-old Automated Commercial System, a mainframe platform that runs on 3.9 million lines of COBOL code to track, control, and process everything imported into the U.S.

Acquisition

Pentagon planning for the next 25 years of cybersecurity

by • 1 week ago

The military is asking for help building out a long-term roadmap of science and technology activities related to advances in cybersecurity.

Modernization

House Democrats hammer the need for billion-dollar TMF injection

by • 2 weeks ago

They argue the "robust funding" is vital in enabling "federal agencies to better respond to the coronavirus pandemic and future national emergencies as well as meet the urgent economic needs of American families."

Defense

DDS launches biometric app to identify friends, foes on battlefield

by • 2 weeks ago

DDS says the app is an "upgrade" of current biometric technology used on the battlefield today. And, of course, its name is a reference to Star Wars canon.

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