Christopher Whitaker

Christopher Whitaker is a Digital Service Expert serving as a product manager and bureaucracy hacker for the Defense Digital Service – an agency inside the Department of Defense surges in times of crisis and emerging threats, take the lessons learned and the technology built, and adds to the Defense Department’s capabilities. Previously, Whitaker managed Code for America’s volunteer network and was a field office supervisor at the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Whitaker holds a Masters of Public Administration from DePaul University and a Bachelors of Arts in political science from Sam Houston State University. Previously, Whitaker served with the U.S. Army in Iraq as a mechanized infantryman.

Whitaker tweets regularly at @civicwhitaker and calls Chicagoland home.

Email me at christopher(at)


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