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Hacking For Defense Incorporated (H4Di) Congressional Briefing

  • 201 House Visitor Center (map)

Hacking For Defense Incorporated (H4Di) invites friends and partners of H4Di to an education session on 15 March from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at the Capitol Hill Visitors Center (HVC 201 A&B), with a reception from 5:15 - 7:00 pm (CVC 217).

H4Di will provide an overview of Hacking for Defense (H4D), a nationally recognized university course. Currently taught at 11 universities across the nation, H4D teaches student teams to apply lean startup methodology, developed in Silicon Valley, to rapidly solve challenging national security problems.

H4D was developed by U.S. military combat veterans and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who will share how H4D is delivering solutions to directly support the warfighter and the mission of innovation in national security. Also, four H4D university student teams will present their work and answer questions about their experience.

Now in its 3rd year, H4D continues to produce impactful results:

Real-World Problems: Students work on real-world national security problems and engage directly with the national security leaders responsible for them. To date, 62 Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) problems have been addressed in H4D courses.

Real-World Solutions: Student teams deliver real solutions that are being implemented by the U.S. government — all while moving at the speed of a startup. Six student teams have received funding from the DoD or venture capital to continue work on their respective DoD / IC problems.

Building the Next Generation of National Security Leaders: H4D is building 21st Century national security leaders. 205 students from across the nation have been introduced to national service and have helped solve the challenging problems facing the DoD and the IC. 66% of those students plan to continue working on their problems following the course.

Please email Katie Saviano at ksaviano@h4di.org with any questions.