About DGS

Defense and Government Solutions (DGS), a service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB), boasts the most robust portfolio of IT technology and telecommunications solutions to meet real-world customer needs.

We help government agencies solve complex customer communications needs, and deliver the desired outcome through next-generation technology solutions. We’ve worked with hundreds of government agencies, for over 20 years, partnering to build their telecom and security solutions, thereby enabling them to focus mission readiness.

Kevin Ruelas

President & CEO

Kevin Ruelas, President and CEO, spun out Defense and Government Solutions (DGS) from Syndetix to focus on services. He is a 20 year veteran of the defense industry and is a former U.S. Army Infantry officer and disabled veteran. Previously, he ran defense companies from $6 million to $1.4 billion in sales around the world.

Randy Copperman

Chief Operating Officer

Randy Copperman, Chief Operating Officer at DGS, is a 30+ year defense industry veteran. Before joining the company, he drove multimillion-dollar improvements through large and small scale system implementations. He has served $6 million to $2 billion companies in both CIO and COO roles.

John Bricker

Chief Financial Officer

John Bricker, Chief Financial Officer at Syndetix, has worked in the defense industry for more than 15 years. He is a former Army officer, Green Beret in the U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance and disabled veteran.

Dave Henderson

Director of Business Development

Dave Henderson, Director of Business Development for Services, has worked in the defense industry for 5+ years and the DOD for 12+ years. Dave has won IDIQs including ITES-3S, CIO-SP3, and VETS2 and Alliant II SB. He has won and managed revenue-producing programs (mostly OCONUS) in excess of $75 million. Dave is a Major in the US Army Reserves and a disabled veteran.