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

Cyber Command awards $50M threat intelligence contract to Recorded Future

by • 2 days ago

The company's tools will support Cyber Command's operations as well as defense of the Department of Defense Information Networks (DODIN).

Acquisition

VA looks to enhance mental health app for transitioning veterans

by • 3 days ago

The VA wants to enhance a mobile app that supports military service members transitioning back to civilian life as veterans.

Acquisition

NSA plots the evolution of GovCloud in new acquisition

by • 4 days ago

Intelligence Community CIO John Sherman debuted NSA's Hybrid Compute Initiative (HCI) as an "evolution" of the agency's current GovCloud environment.

Defense

Esper denies White House pressured him on JEDI

by • 5 days ago

Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters during a press conference at the Munich Security Conference in Germany that he "never felt pressure from the White House" to review the JEDI contract.

Acquisition

No new work under JEDI during protest, court rules

by • 1 week ago

Judge Patricia E. Campbell Smith issued a preliminary injunction barring the Department of Defense and JEDI awardee Microsoft from any new contracting activity until further notice.

Modernization

Justice CIO Klimavicz set to retire

by • 1 week ago

After more than 40 years in government service, the last six of which were as Justice CIO, Klimavicz will end his federal career at the end of the month.

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