David Raffetto

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David Raffetto serves as the director of sales for Cisco’s DOD business and is a leader in the defense IT community, serving also as a member of the board of directors for AFCEA DC. Speaking last year at DefenseTalks 2023, Raffetto told Scoop News Group that potential conflicts with China or Russia could drastically change the landscape of battle for the U.S., pointing to the need for things like unmanned surface vessels, drones and “looking at [satellite communications] and some of the Starlink potential capabilities from a diversification of transport from a networking perspective. So, looking at different ways that we can bring technology but in a different way…”

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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