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Doing work that matters by focusing our time and energy on high-priority undertakings.

Our Work

DDS focuses on high-impact projects that advance the Department of Defense's most important initiatives that are critical to the well-being of service members, civilians, and core operations of the Department.

Current and past projects include reforming digital services that provide military families access to critical benefits; running bug bounty programs to identify vulnerabilities and better secure defense systems; developing drone detection technologies; hunting adversaries on defense networks; rethinking training for cyber soldiers and more.

We use design and technology to improve government services, strengthen national defense, and care for military members and their families.

Engagement Categories:


When a DoD organization faces a technical issue that cannot wait, DDS issues a rapid response. These engagements end with a quick technical fix or a report that outlines the team’s findings and presents possible paths forward.



Undertakings where DDS develops and delivers technology to solve a problem in the DoD. Teams are staffed according to technical needs and the project ends with the successful transition of technology back to the host organization.



When DDS engages with a DoD organization to dig into technical issues that the office is facing. These engagements tend to be shorter in duration and usually result in a report that outlines findings and possible technical paths forward.


We're focused on hiring the best to serve the best.

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