Maynard Holliday

Defense Leadership

Maynard Holliday is a leading figure in the U.S. Department of Defense’s critical technology initiatives. As the official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Critical Technologies, he oversees investments in areas like artificial intelligence, hypersonics, and quantum science. Holliday boasts over 30 years of experience in government and private sector technological advancements. He previously launched the Defense Innovation Unit and played a key role in establishing critical technology roadmaps for the Pentagon. His focus lies on aligning industry, academia, and international partners to ensure the U.S. maintains a technological edge.

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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