Gary Washington

Federal Leadership

As the chief information officer of the United States Department of Agriculture, Gary Washington is responsible for leading the agency’s work on IT operations, governance, and budget formulation policies — along with working with leaders representing the department’s nearly 20 component agencies. His accomplishments include overseeing an IT workforce representing thousands of employees, cloud adoption efforts, and the IT modernization centers of excellence, which are meant to serve as technology incubators for the federal government. Before joining USDA, he worked for the Office of Management and Budget and the Food and Drug Administration.

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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