David McKeown

Defense Leadership

David McKeown is the Pentagon’s deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity and senior information security officer. Within the department, he provides policy, technical, program and oversight support to the CIO, develops cybersecurity investment priorities and provides planning guidance to DOD components. He also engages with stakeholders outside the department, bolstering information sharing and cybersecurity with the defense industrial base and representing the Pentagon in international discussions related to cybersecurity. Prior to taking on high-level civilian roles at DOD, he served in the Air Force as a cyberspace operations officer.

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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