We’ve hired our third cohort this year. People continue joining USDS from tech communities across the country to do the greatest good, for the greatest number of people, in the greatest need.

When you join USDS, you become part of a community that extends to life after your tour of duty. Since we were founded by the President in 2014, over 500 people have served, modernizing government, shifting culture, and showing what’s possible. Nearly 80% of our staff have joined during this administration to try and make a difference in people’s lives.

Technologists from across the country, representing diverse communities, skillsets, and backgrounds are joining USDS because of our mission. This fall, folks are joining to respond to COVID-19, support Medicare patients, and help America’s Veterans.

Meet the newest members of the U.S. Digital Service family — recruited from tech communities across the country. Prior to joining they were Facebookers, consultants, Presidential Innovation Fellows, and video game industry professionals. …

In this series you’ll hear stories from USDSers and learn why they decided to join, why they stay, and how their work is making an impact for all Americans.

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Alissa Bookwalter (she/ her), Deputy Director, Talent Management & People Operations at USDS HQ. Previously General Dynamics. From Grove City, PA

What’s your background?

I’ve spent a good portion of the past 10+ years supporting & consulting for various defense health programs. I’ve been so fortunate to work with the DoD and the United States Olympic Committee, supporting wounded, ill or injured Service members and veterans at the DoD Warrior Games (Go Army!), …


U.S. Digital Service

The United States Digital Service is a tech startup working across the Federal government to deliver better services to the American people. www.usds.gov

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