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.

Defense

The Defense Digital Service played a novel role in securing the Navy’s COVID-19 relief missions

by • 4 days ago

DDS's Rogue Squadron team helped the Navy detect and monitor drones near the USNS Mercy and Comfort hospital ships giving relief during early surges of COVID-19.

Acquisition

VA wants to reprogram CARES Act funds for GI Bill system modernization

by • 5 days ago

The VA says it needs to reprogram COVID-19 funding to account for needed upgrades to education benefits claims systems as more institutions take courses online.

Defense

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner nominated to head DISA

by • 1 week ago

If confirmed by the Senate, Skinner would also earn a rank promotion to lieutenant general.

Modernization

Trump administration releases data skills catalog, ethics framework

by • 2 weeks ago

As part of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan, the White House recently published a curated data skills catalog and a data ethics framework for public comment.

Acquisition

DOD reaffirms JEDI award to Microsoft after corrective action

by • 2 weeks ago

Despite DOD re-affirming the award, work with Microsoft is still on pause because of a court-ordered injunction.

Acquisition

Oracle strikes out again in JEDI protest

by • 3 weeks ago

This time, an appeals court dismissed Oracle's complaints against the JEDI contract.

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