Designing Solutions for Defense at USM

Making an Impact

Previous Solutions

Below, you can see several DS4D student videos, one of the deliverables for DS4D @...

Student Testimonials

Ashtyn Terrell, Cybersecurity - Spring 2024 When I first heard of the DS4D course at...

Potential Sponsors

If you are a DoD (or IC) affiliate, and you're interested in assisting DS4D @...

What is DS4D?

Designing Solutions For Defense (DS4D) teaches USM students how to work with the Department of Defense (DoD) to better address the nation’s emerging threats and security challenges. Students learn how to deploy solutions to our nation’s warfighters by developing real solutions for real problems with the speed and urgency required to compete in the modern threat environment.

Check out a previous Class Syllabus

DS4D at USM is part of the Designing Solutions 4 X (DS4X) network that provides a university-based ecosystem to develop prototypes that match users’ needs in months rather than years. By creating a national network of colleges and universities, DS4X can scale to provide hundreds of solutions a year – and also develop the workforce that our country needs to counter threats faster than they are generated by our adversaries.


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