Dave McKeown

Defense Leadership

David McKeown serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Defense, where he orchestrates comprehensive cybersecurity strategies to protect the nation’s critical assets. With a background in cybersecurity spanning over two decades, McKeown is a visionary leader adept at navigating the complexities of modern digital threats. His tenure has seen the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and robust protocols to fortify DOD’s cyber defenses. McKeown’s proactive approach to risk management and his dedication to fostering a culture of cyber awareness have positioned him as a key figure in safeguarding national security in an increasingly digital age.

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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