Karen Dahut

Industry Leadership

Settling in with nearly two years under her belt as CEO of Google Public Sector, Karen Dahut is setting the guiding vision to bring more choice into the federal cloud marketplace and translate the innovative mindset that Google is known for around emerging technologies like artificial intelligence to defense use cases. The thing that “gives me such confidence in what we are doing is the passion that our customers bring to us,” Dahut told DefenseScoop recently. “They want to work with us,” she said, referring to partnerships with major customers like the Department of Defense “to purpose-build technology.” She continued: “This isn’t a case where we’re building technology in the back room, and then we come and try to get it accredited. We are working very closely with them to build what they need and accredit it along the way.” Prior to joining Google in 2022, Dahut was president of Booz Allen Hamilton’s global defense portfolio.

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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