Aditi Kumar

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Aditi Kumar took the role of deputy director for strategy, policy, and national security partnerships at the Defense Innovation Unit last October. In this role, Kumar supports DIU’s collaboration with the military departments, the Joint Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to deliver capabilities at scale to meet warfighter requirements and leads DIU’s teams focused on policy, interagency partnerships, legislative affairs, and international affairs. Prior to that, she served the Department of Defense as senior advisor to the under secretary of defense for acquisition & sustainment, a role that greatly informs her work with DIU.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. Prior to joining Scoop News Group in early 2014, Billy embedded himself in Washington, DC'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, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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