Sen. Gary Peters

Golden Defense

As a senator for the state of Michigan, Gary Peters has made a name championing the responsible and effective adoption and use of technology across the Department of Defense through his legislation and oversight. Peters serves on several Senate Armed Services subcommittees, including the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Over the past year, Peters has attached his name to notable tech legislation, including measures in the 2024 NDAA that encouraged the adoption of dual-use technologies and counter-drone defense, as well as standalone bills that support the nation’s AI workforce pipeline and research and development of emerging technologies for defense.

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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