Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is FedScoop's Editor in Chief.

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

Congress should exempt Pentagon from Clinger-Cohen Act, panel says

by Billy Mitchell • 19 hours ago

The Section 809 Panel argues in a new report that Congress should exempt DOD from the Clinger-Cohen Act provisions under Title 40 of the U.S. code.

Defense

The future of the Air Force CIO, according to Matt Donovan

by Billy Mitchell • 2 days ago

Two key Air Force offices are being merged and will be headed by an elevated CIO. Undersecretary Matt Donovan says it will help consolidate oversight of management, information and data.

Acquisition

VA needs a contractor to help test its new EHR

by Billy Mitchell • 5 days ago

The department issued an RFI for testing to help ensure the electronic health records platform is deployed on-time and within budget.

Tech

Gov Actually Episode 29: An Idea to Prevent Future Government Shutdowns

by Billy Mitchell • 6 days ago

Gov Actually co-host Danny Werfel has an idea — one that he thinks could prevent future political budget debates from holding federal appropriations hostage.

Defense

General Dynamics scores Navy ONE-Net extension worth up to $160M

by Billy Mitchell • 7 days ago

GDIT will continue to provide core IT services to Navy operations outside the lower 48 states at 54 overseas sites and across 10 countries.

Tech

Sen. Tester pushes new VA CIO James Gfrerer for priorities

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

Days into Gfrerer's tenure, Tester wants "a comprehensive and prioritized list of VA IT projects”

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