Josh Lospinoso

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After more than a dozen years as a captain and cyber officer in the Army leading teams to build dozens of elite hacking tools for the National Security Agency’s Tailored Access Operations, Army Cyber Command, and the Cyber National Mission Force, Josh Lospinoso in 2018 founded Shift5, which bills itself as the “observability platform for onboard operational technology.” Now as CEO, Lospinoso has positioned Shift5 as one of the up-and-coming defense innovation contractors serving the U.S. military’s most pressing emerging tech needs. Prior to Shift5, he co-founded RedOwl Analytics, an insider threat detection platform acquired by Raytheon in 2017. Last year, speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, he advocated for the DOD’s need to put more resources behind the adoption of AI, arguing if the nation doesn’t “retain its AI dominance and empower its major weapon systems with AI-enabled technology, we face the real prospect that an adversary could surpass us.”

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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