Billy Mitchell leads FedScoop’s editorial direction and an award-winning team of reporters in providing breaking news and analysis on the ways technology is transforming the operations and services of the federal government. Mitchell also regularly covers developments around the use of IT at the White House, the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs, among other agencies.
His expertise in the federal government IT space has been featured in various media outlets, including a segment on cybersecurity and facial recognition used by government agencies in a public radio station, and multiple Washington D.C. government technology-related broadcast segments.
Prior to joining FedScoop, Mitchell embedded himself in Washington, D.C.’s technology startup scene for a year as a technology reporter at InTheCapital, now known as DC Inno. He has also covered Kentucky’s gritty judicial system and law enforcement community as a Kentucky Press Association award-winning crime and courts reporter for the Kentucky New Era.
Mitchell has a Master of Arts degree in magazine journalism from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication focused on electronic and print journalism from Virginia Tech. He lives in Washington, D.C.