Eileen Vidrine

Federal Leadership

After more than five years of service as the Air Force’s Chief Data Officer, Eileen Vidrine received a title change this year, officially adding AI to her CV. In the updated role, Vidrine is charged with developing and implementing strategies for analytics, digital transformation, enterprise data management and responsible AI use in all Air Force missions and operations. Vidrine, who enlisted in the Army in 1986, previously served in multiple roles at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She also completed a one-year detail in 2022 as the senior strategic advisor for data to the federal CIO, telling FedScoop in an interview about the experience that “tactical to strategic, it’s all about the art of the possible and then scaling data-driven decisions across the federal government.”

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. 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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