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.

Acquisition

CIA quietly awards C2E cloud contract possibly worth billions

by • 2 weeks ago

The secretive agency quietly awarded the contract to five of the largest cloud providers in the world.

Defense

Intelligence community gets new CIO

by • 3 weeks ago

Matthew Kozma comes to the role after serving most recently as the executive agent for the Department of Defense's Unified Platform and Joint Cyber Command and Control.

Tech

Camilo Sandoval takes over as Federal CISO

by • 4 weeks ago

Sandoval appears to have taken over the vacant federal CISO role, bringing with him a controversial past serving the Trump administration.

Tech

CDC wants a cloud platform to centralize COVID-19 testing data

by • 4 weeks ago

The agency issued an RFI looking for companies or organizations that could provide a cloud-based capability to centralize testing data for the pandemic.

Modernization

Maria Roat: ‘Rollercoaster ride’ of 2020 provides CIOs opportunity to modernize more in 2021

by • 1 month ago

"As I look over the next year, these changes really give us opportunities to continue to innovate and challenge the norms and status quo," said Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat.

Defense

NGA chief technologist Mark Munsell to retire

by • 1 month ago

Munsell has been a big advocate for attracting talented technologists — both inside and outside of government — to work with NGA.

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