Don Means

Defense Leadership

As CIO and Director of Information and Technology at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Don Means’ position in the Department of Defense is equivalent to a two-star general. In this role, Means is charged with “enabling the Department of Defense to uphold its fiscal responsibilities for all financial transactions, including payroll and accounting services, enterprise systems for financial transactions, and infrastructure support,” according to his official bio. Prior to this role, Means served 15 years in the Navy across various operational and staff assignments in both the Active Duty and Reserve forces, and then several years as a Senior Engineer and Analyst with Raytheon, where he planned and carried out Operational Assessments for DISA.

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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