Matt Cutts, a veteran engineer at Google, will join the U.S. Digital Service and offer his services to the Defense Digital Service at the Pentagon.
Cutts said in a blog post published Friday he will be based in Washington as part of his new role.
He is head of Google’s webspam team and will be on leave from his post at the company while he works with USDS.
Cutts holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from the University of Kentucky and University of North Carolina, respectively.
DoD News reported June 10 the Defense.gov platform faces billions of malicious threats and USDS Director Chris Lynch and his team of private-sector information technology specialists look to teach industry best practices to the government.