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.

Tech

USDA’s Francisco Salguero hired as FCC CIO

by • 3 days ago

Salguero has been with Agriculture for more than 14 years, rising to the level of department-level deputy CIO in 2017.

Tech

CIO John Zangardi leaving DHS

by and • 3 days ago

John Zangardi joined the Department of Homeland Security as chief information officer in December 2017.

Acquisition

AWS files protest of JEDI award in federal claims court

by • 4 days ago

The company submitted a pre-filing notice with the Court of Federal Claims last Friday, according to an AWS spokesperson.

Defense

DOD, IC leaders push for diversity in IT workforce

by • 4 days ago

Diversity in thought, diversity in culture and diversity in experiences are critical to national security, according to leaders from the DOD and IC.

Modernization

USDA places focus on reskilling after Centers of Excellence modernization

by • 4 days ago

A major challenge "that doesn't get discussed is how you prepare your workforce to be able to support this new environment" after modernization, said USDA CIO Gary Washington.

Defense

New CIO Aaron Weis wants to redeem Navy after damning cyber review

by • 5 days ago

"I'm hopeful that at some point we'll get an opportunity to get a better grade, and I'm sure we'll do that," Weis said Wednesday at an AFCEA DC luncheon.

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