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Rebel with a cause

Wednesday, June 5, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Aaron Mehta  |  June 5, 2019  |  C4ISRNET

 

In 2015, Chris Lynch, a veteran of the Seattle tech scene, came to the Pentagon as the founding director of the Defense Digital Service. In the four years since, he guided DDS from a fringe unit to an organization embraced by the services, while maintaining a culture unlike any within the Pentagon. His “Rebel Alliance” is at the center of department efforts to move to commercial cloud, modernizing the ground control units for GPS and digitizing personnel records.

Now, after years of considering leaving, Lynch will be replaced by Brett Goldstein, a former special adviser to the Navy. The outgoing director explained what makes him angry, what he tells new hires and what led to the spread of DevOps. He spoke with Aaron Mehta from C4ISRNET sister publication Defense News. READ MORE...


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