Brett Goldstein, formerly a special adviser to the Navy, has been named the director of the Department of Defense’s digital service team. Goldstein succeeds founding director Chris Lynch and will directly report to Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan as he oversees technology programs and talent recruitment efforts as head of the Defense Digital Service, DDS said Tuesday.
“We are excited for Brett to be taking on the role of director to build and expand the team and its work. His public and private sector knowledge, technical expertise, and commitment to improving government through technology will be invaluable to a range of critical missions across the department,” said Shanahan.
Previously, Goldstein served as chief data officer and chief information officer in the city of Chicago. He started his career at OpenTable and held fellowships with Harvard University and the University of Chicago.