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

Jeff Bezos pushes government to buy commercial for ‘auto-magic’ benefits

by Billy Mitchell • 4 days ago

When agencies buy commercial capabilities, Bezos said, they "keep improving kind of ‘auto-magically’ without any effort."

Defense

Pentagon No. 2 calls cybersecurity ‘the expectation’ as DOD releases new cyber strategy

by Billy Mitchell • 5 days ago

"We're in a new world, and security is the standard, it's the expectation, it's not something that's above and beyond what we've done before," Patrick Shanahan said.

Acquisition

Navy launches hardware portion of $3.5B NGEN recompete contract

by Billy Mitchell • 6 days ago

NGEN-R is set to be one of the largest federal IT contracts in 2018.

Defense

Who’s really accountable for interoperability of DOD, VA e-health records?

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

“In the past situations, what we’ve seen historically is that when everyone is responsible, no one is responsible," said GAO's Carol Harris. "I think that’s what has led us to where we are today."

Acquisition

Exclusive: Kelly Olson lays out her priorities as new leader of GSA’s TTS

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

Empowering leadership, improving cross-team alignment and sharing stories of success are just a few of her early guideposts.

Tech

Gov Actually Episode 27: Inside the Senate confirmation process

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

Dan and Danny take you behind the scenes to explore the Senate confirmation process.