Elizabeth Chirico

Defense Leadership

Elizabeth “Liz” Chirico serves as the Strategy and Operations Branch Chief within the Pentagon’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office. Prior to joining the CDAO in 2023, Chirico led multiple acquisition reform efforts in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) and headed the Acquisition Innovation through Technology team there. She also has more than a decade of Army contracting experience and has served in a number of roles as a Senior Procurement Analyst and Contracting professional. A member of the Army Acquisition Corps, Chirico also earned a Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) degree focusing on Government Procurement and Cybersecurity from the George Washington University Law School in January.

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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