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Defense Digital Service does not have just one story, it has many. Each member of DDS brings a fresh set of priorities, values, and lived experiences to the team and we are stronger for it.
Maya Keong, a West Point grad and project analyst on the Hack the Pentagon team, says, “A growth mindset and increased diversity are what make us stronger together in service to our nation."
"The work we do [is] not about the glory. It’s about saving lives,” says Savan Kong, serial entrepreneur and one of our product managers.
We are technologists, but we are also spouses, parents, immigrants, veterans, and entrepreneurs.
We are united in our dedication to doing good.
"I have always had the desire to do work that gives back," says Brett Laurets, who left a 20-year career in the private sector to join DDS in January of 2020. One of the first projects he led for the team was MySymptoms.Mil, the COVID-19 symptom checking tool created for the U.S. military community.
Brett says, "It feels great to be part of a team that dedicates itself to improving the lives of the people that are committed to protecting our freedom."
From the first day…
...to the last.
Our many stories make DDS a reflection of the country we serve. Happy Independence Day 🇺🇸 from our nerdy family to yours.