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Defense Digital Service Seeks to Expand Staff at Satellite Office in Georgia

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The Defense Digital Service has opened a satellite office in Augusta, Ga., near the U.S. Army Cyber Command and Fort Gordon, Defense One reported Saturday.

The Augusta office, nicknamed “Tatooine”, is located at the Georgia Cyber Center and has a staff of around 15 full-time personnel. Rachel Breitfeller, communications director at DDS, said the Department of Defense unit is “actively hiring civilians” that will work on software development, design, product management and other digital-related activities.

“Our goal is for colleagues that work in Tatooine to touch projects that we take on regardless of location,” she said. “Our plan with Tatooine was to tap into the tech ecosystem and talent in Augusta and the surrounding areas, and create a secondary, accessible space that all colleagues would want to work out of.”

Defense Digital Service was launched in 2015, with Chris Lynch tapped to served as its director.