Gregory L. Otto

editor writer Journalist

About Me

What I do

I am currently the managing editor of CyberScoop, the cybersecurity-focused publication from Scoop News Group.

Launched in Oct. 2016, CyberScoop has quickly become a must-read in the cybersecurity world. The outlet's staff has won multiple awards, including several from ASBPE. CyberScoop's work has been featured in The Daily Beast, Wired, Gizmodo and other national publications.

What i've covered

Since 2008, I have written about, covered or interviewed (among other things):

  • Government IT, civic tech and cybersecurity
  • The Jerry Sandusky Trial
  • Producers/cast of Homeland, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad
  • The founder and current CEO of Twitter
  • The rise of craft beer, both in D.C. and nationally

Where to find me

Outside of the outlets I write for, you can find my work on a number of platforms. I can also be contacted on a number of those platforms.

Work Experience

CyberScoop

Managing Editor Washington, DC
In charge of all editorial content for CyberScoop. Oversees a team of three full-time reporters and multiple freelancers. Established multiple content partnerships with regards to podcasts and video. Team members have broken news on various national security stories including: the relationship between the U.S. government and Kaspersky, the NSA's investigation into the Shadow Brokers and various cybersecurity directives from the Department of Homeland Security.
Website: CyberScoop
Period: July 2016 - Present

FedScoop

Tech Reporter Washington, DC
Technology reporter for FedScoop, the leading government tech outlet in Washington, DC. Covered the intersection of technology and the U.S. government. Topics included: cloud computing, cybersecurity, net neutrality, mobility and open data.
Website: FedScoop
Period: June 2014 - Present

Washington Business Journal

Assistant Managing Editor (Digital) Arlington, Va.
In charge of digital operations, overseeing editing and production of news content. Lead on two daily e-mail newsletters. Covered stories focused on D.C. business, sports and tech.
Period: September 2013 - Present

U.S. News & World Report

News Editor Washington, DC
Lead editor for national reporters covering politics, business, science, technology and entertainment. Reported on numerous events, including the Jerry Sandusky Trial and various tech acquistions. Assist in audience development, including the creation of a YouTube video channel and live blog hosting.
Period: January 2012 - August 2013

WTOP Radio / WTOP.com

Web Editor/Producer Washington, DC
Part of a two-time Edward R. Murrow award-winning web staff. Curated content for section fronts and home page. Sent and managed breaking news alerts. Covered 2008 presidential election, Fort Totten Metro crash and multiple weather events. Managed WTOP Facebook page and created WTOP's main Twitter account.
Company: WTOP.com
Period: January 2008 - December 2012

Education & Diplomas

Temple University

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism Philadelphia, Pa
Graduated in four years as part of Temple's Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising program. Interned in the sports department at The Comcast Network. First intern for WPEN-FM 97.5 The Fanatic (then ESPN 950 AM). Covered women's lacrosse, women's soccer, gymnastics and penned a sports column for The Temple News, Temple's independent student newspaper.

Graduated: 2006

General Assembly

Front-End Web Development Washington, DC
Inaugural graduating class of General Assembly's Front-End Web Development program. Studied/Learned HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, responsive design and Git.

Graduated: 2014

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