Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Vice President of Community and Content and Editor in Chief of FedScoop and DefenseScoop.

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 and U.S. military.

Prior to joining Scoop News Group 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.

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.

Cyber

DOD planning to use NIST 800-171 as evaluation criteria for contracts prior to CMMC rule

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The NIST standards have been part of federal law for contractors for several years, but until now, contracting officers have been "lackadaisical" about enforcing them, said the head of DOD's CMMC program.

Op-Ed

Make way for innovation: Understanding the roadblocks for emerging tech in government

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In an op-ed, a pair of executives from the defense tech industry discuss how small companies can better offer innovative solutions government needs.

Cyber

DOD looking to cloud vendors to accelerate zero trust and CMMC adoption

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DOD will look to cloud vendors to support two of its premier cybersecurity initiatives, CISO Dave McKeown said.

IT

Losing bidders protest Air Force's $5.7B Enterprise IT as a Service award to CACI

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Accenture, Peraton and Science Applications International Corp. each filed their protests Friday with the Government Accountability Office.

IT

DOD wants JADC2; service members still want working computers

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Nearly eight months after the "Fix Our Computers" letter went viral, DefenseScoop checks in on what's happened since.

Op-Ed

An imperative to modernize

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In an exclusive op-ed, CIO John Sherman shares why modernization is urgently needed across the DOD.