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.

Cyber

Defense Digital Service looks to ‘SITH’ to stop insider threats before they happen

by • 2 days ago

The prototype project is meant to deliver a proof-of-concept for automating insider threat tracking of cleared DOD staff.

Modernization

VA launching yearlong independent cost estimate of EHR modernization

by • 2 weeks ago

The VA has contracted the Institute for Defense Analysis to analyze and provide a total lifecycle cost of the EHR modernization program.

Acquisition

Peraton wins $2.7B DHS cloud modernization contract

by • 2 weeks ago

Peraton will manage and operate DHS's move to what it's calling the Hybrid Computing Environment.

Acquisition

EIS vendors ‘concerned’ some agencies won’t make 2022 deadline

by • 3 weeks ago

GSA's Allen Hill told FedScoop vendors are "rightfully concerned" that some agencies might not fully transition their services off of expiring contracts to EIS by Sept. 30, 2022.

Defense

Pentagon IG pushes back on Republicans’ criticisms of JEDI review

by • 4 weeks ago

In a letter, acting IG Sean O’Donnell issues a rebuttal for the prevailing criticisms of his office's investigation of the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract.

Cyber

NDAA roundup: Senate bill places deep focus on cyber, IT and AI

by • 4 weeks ago

Headline measures include the authorization of an additional $286 million in DOD cyber spending.

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