Lamont Copeland

Industry Leadership

Lamont Copeland is managing director of federal solutions architecture for Verizon. In this role, Copeland is a vocal leader in the defense space, partnering with the U.S. military to provide cutting-edge technology to deter emerging threats in the digital age, primarily with Verizon’s 5G communications infrastructure. “There are quite a few things associated with the 5G network that you can put on top of it to make sure that we’re protecting and also supporting the warfighter and the warfighter missions,” Copeland recently said, “things like [augmented reality and virtual reality], the things we’re doing digital twinning, to make sure that we’re able to deliver the mission outcomes closer to the 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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