Karl Mathias

Federal Leadership

Mathias took the lead overseeing the Department of Health and Human Services’ IT policy and $7 billion IT portfolio in March 2022. But his role as CIO isn’t his first in government. Before HHS, Mathias was CIO at the U.S. Marshal’s Service for over seven years. He also served in IT roles in the Air Force and the Pentagon, including deputy CIO for Headquarters Air Force and executive director of the 844th Communications Squadron. Mathias retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in 2007 before entering the Civil Service. During his tenure at HHS, Mathias has worked to create a “zero trust” scorecard. In remarks at a June AFCEA Bethesda event, Mathias said that was developed with the goal of better understanding “where should the resources go.” Mathias has also overseen HHS’s growing adoption of AI, which it disclosed over 160 use cases for within the agency.

Billy Mitchell

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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. After earning his journalism 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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