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Editorial Team

Shaun Waterman - FedScoop Editor-in-Chief

Shaun became UPI's Homeland and National Security Editor shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, covering the Department of Homeland Security from its standup in 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became law in the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act earned him a "Dateline Washington" award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

In 2009-10 Shaun produced a major report on cyber-security for critical infrastructure at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a leading Washington think tank.

From 2010-2013, he wrote about intelligence, foreign affairs and cyber security as a staff reporter for The Washington Times — earning a second "Dateline Washington" award — and in 2014 went on to launch POLITICO Pro Cybersecurity, a premium subscription news service based around a must-read morning newsletter.

Prior to joining UPI, Shaun worked as a senior producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship evening radio news program, The WorldTonight. Before joining the BBC, he worked as a freelance journalist and parliamentary aide in London, writing for publications including the investigative magazine Private Eye and doing research work for members of Parliament.

Shaun, who is British, has a master’s degree in social and political sciences from King’s College, Cambridge. He is married and lives in Washington, DC with his wife and eleven year old American son, Miles.

Follow him on Twitter @WatermanReports. Learn more about him on LinkedIn. Contact him at Shaun.Waterman@fedscoop.com.

Wyatt Kash - VP Content Strategy

Wyatt Kash is an award-winning editor and journalist who has been following government IT trends for the past decade. He joined Scoop News Group in June 2014, as Vice President of Content Strategy, where he heads up the company's editorial operations and content product development.

Prior to joining Scoop News Group, Wyatt served as Editor of InformationWeek Government, at UBM Tech, where he developed content and community relations for the government technology market, covering big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, enterprise architecture, mobile technology, open government and leadership trends.

Before that, he co-led a media start-up team at AOL where he helped launch, manage and market an online news platform, featuring advanced social media strategies, aimed at government, defense and technology industry executives.

Wyatt also directed editorial strategy and content operations at The Washington Post Co. and subsequently 1105 Media, as Editor-in-Chief of Government Computer News and Defense Systems.

His editorial teams have earned numerous national journalism awards. He was honored in 2011 as the national recipient of the G.D. Crain Award, given to one individual annually for outstanding career contributions to editorial excellence in American business media. He is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Follow him on Twitter @Wyatt Kash. Learn more about him on LinkedIn. Contact him at Wyatt.Kash@fedscoop.com.


Billy Mitchell - Managing Editor

Billy Mitchell is FedScoop's managing editor covering innovation and emerging tech in and around federal government. In addition to helping manage FedScoop's daily editorial coverage, he also reports on IT developments at several civilian-facing federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management.

Prior to joining FedScoop in early 2014, Mitchell embedded himself in Washington, D.C.'s tech startup scene for a year as a tech reporter at InTheCapital, now known as DC Inno.

Before arriving in the nation's capital, Mitchell 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. He also freelanced for the Leaf Chronicle, a daily in Clarksville, Tennessee, and the Nashville Scene, an alternative weekly tracing the counter culture of Music City.

After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Mitchell received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

Follow him on Twitter @BillyMitchell89. Learn more about him on LinkedIn. Contact him at Billy.Mitchell@fedscoop.com


Greg Otto - Technology Staff Reporter

Greg Otto is FedScoop's technology reporter, covering all of the innovative tech government is leveraging: cloud computing, mobility, cybersecurity, open source and enterprise architecture. He also covers technology developments at the FCC, the Commerce Department, NASA, the Energy Department and the Justice Department.

Previously, Greg was the Assistant Managing Editor for Digital at Washington Business Journal, where he covered D.C.'s tech startups while overseeing all digital content. He was also a News Editor at U.S. News & World Report, covering a wide range of topics from technology to crime to culture. Before that, he served as a web editor for WTOP News, winning an Edward R. Murrow award in 2009.

Greg holds a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University.

Follow him on Twitter @GregOtto. Learn more about him on LinkedIn. Contact him at Greg.Otto@fedscoop.com.

Corinne Lestch - Education IT Reporter

Corinne Lestch is a staff reporter covering education technology and technology policy at the national, state and local level for FedScoop and StateScoop.

Corinne was previously a staff reporter at the New York Daily News, covering a variety of beats, including crime and City Hall, since 2010. She also reported on national stories like the Newtown shooting and Hurricane Sandy, contributing to team coverage that won the paper a National Headliner Award.

She also reported on the nation's largest school system, winning a Front Page Award for a series on abuse and disciplinary issues at a Harlem elementary school from the Newswomen's Club of New York. Corinne is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Follow her on Twitter @clestch. Learn more about her on LinkedIn. Contact her at Corinne.Lestch@fedscoop.com.


Whitney Blair Wyckoff - Associate Managing Editor

Whitney Blair Wyckoff is Scoop News Group's associate managing editor. In addition to helping produce and edit FedScoop's daily editorial coverage, she also reports on IT developments at several civilian-facing federal agencies, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Agriculture, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration.

Before coming to FedScoop, she was a reporter and copy editor at E&E Publishing, and an assistant producer and editorial assistant at NPR.

Whitney's work has appeared in the Washington Post, NPR.org, Smithsonian.com, Chicago Public Radio, Chicago Tribune and CQ HealthBeat. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois.

Follow her on Twitter @WhitneyWyckoff. Learn more about her on LinkedIn. Contact her at Whitney.Wyckoff@fedscoop.com.

Jake Williams - Manager of Strategic Initiatives/Staff Editor

Jake Williams is manager of strategic initiatives for StateScoop and a staff editor for state and local government technology coverage for Scoop News Group. Jake is responsible developing strategic relations and partner initiatives with state, county, municipal and local government agencies and the associations that represent them. He also plays a leading role in StateScoop's daily news coverage of information technology issues and events that have an impact on state and local governments information technology departments.

In the past, he has covered IT news in connection with the White House, Congress, cabinet-level departments and emerging technologies in the unmanned aircraft systems field for FedScoop.

Before FedScoop, Jake was a contributing writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine. He has had work published in the Huffington Post and several regional newspapers and websites in Pennsylvania.

A northeastern Pennsylvania native, Jake graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, or IUP, in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. At IUP, Jake was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Penn, and the president of the university chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Follow him on Twitter @JakeWilliamsDC. Learn more about him on LinkedIn. Contact him at Jake.Williams@fedscoop.com