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

Inside the Army’s rapid IT response to COVID-19, with Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford

by • 3 days ago

In an exclusive interview, Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford describes the Army's ability to rapidly adapt and innovate during the coronavirus pandemic and how it led to continued mission outcomes in uncertain times.

Acquisition

Google reinserts itself into DOD cloud conversation with DIU pilot contract

by • 5 days ago

The cloud security contract comes after Google stood down from several major defense technology projects in recent years.

Modernization

TTS’s demand has grown ‘significantly’ during the pandemic, Anil Cheriyan says

by • 1 week ago

Anil Cheriyan recently joined FedScoop for a videoconference call to describe his team's partnership with other federal agencies during the pandemic and how the demand for it has grown "significantly."

Tech

Bobby Saxon promoted to CMS deputy CIO role

by • 1 week ago

Officially the deputy director of CMS's Office of IT, Saxon will join George Hoffmann as one of CIO Rajiv Uppal's deputies.

Acquisition

Amazon files another JEDI protest — this time against Pentagon’s corrective action

by • 3 weeks ago

Amazon has filed a second JEDI bid protest, this time objecting to ambiguity in the DOD's proposed corrective action for the cloud contract.

Modernization

Labor Department lends a hand with states’ overwhelmed unemployment systems

by • 3 weeks ago

The Department of Labor and other federal partners have formed a "response team" to help with overwhelmed state unemployment systems, CIO Gundeep Ahluwalia told FedScoop in an interview.

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