Teri Takai: Women Should be Open to Public Service

Teri TakaiTeri Takai, former chief information officer of the Defense Department and adviser to the information technology secretary, encourages women to take a career in public service, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

Takai told the station that women should consider working in government for a certain period in their life.

“I never thought that I would go into government,” Takai told Federal News Radio.

She said the moment that she considers “life changing” during her DoD career was when she witnessed the ground operations of a U.S. supply chain facility in Afghanistan during a visit there, according to the report.

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