Bill LaPlante

Federal Leadership

Bill LaPlante stepped into the role of undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment at a time when the Department of Defense has taken major strides in a number of critical arenas. Not only has his office served an important role in support of Ukraine and working with the defense industrial base to provide aid to the nation in its defense against Russia, but LaPlante’s acquisition and sustainment component has also been the driver for the Pentagon’s development and procurement of many critical advanced technologies, like hypersonics, unmanned vehicles, the technologies behind Joint All-Domain Command and Control, and much more.

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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