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Diné Development Corporation Announces Seventh Emergence as Newest Subsidiary

For immediate release – September 01, 2021 – Window Rock, Arizona. Diné Development Corporation (DDC) announces its newest subsidiary, Seventh Emergence Solutions, LLC. Launched in May 2021, Seventh Emergence is a premier research, development, and rapid prototyping company providing emerging technologies that solve perplexing intelligence and cyber-related issues facing the Intelligence Community (IC) and broader defense communities.  

“Our team of subject matter experts (SMEs) lead with advanced technical skills, extensive experience, and mission insight pivotal to providing our clients with state-of-the-art solutions and dedicated service,” said Austin Tsosie, DDC Chief Executive Officer. “The company’s team composition and innovative capabilities ensure Seventh Emergence’s success as a highly sought-after research and development solutions company.”

“We are proud to have reached another key milestone in our strategic growth journey,” said Dan Riggs, DDC Chief Strategy Officer. “We look forward to Seventh Emergence’s growth as continues to fuel the DDC family of companies’ diversification and maturity.”

The name “Seventh Emergence” embodies several traditions of the Navajo People that are extremely rich in meaning and purpose. The word “Seventh” reminds the present generation that it has a solemn duty and responsibility to plan and act for the benefit of the next seven generations, while “Emergence” conveys the idea of strength as one journeys in this present world armed with critical lessons learned from past experiences. Within the context of the Navajo way of life, as applied both personally and corporately, Emergence represents a new creation with roots of the past embedded within the new. As a premier R&D company, this name holds a very significant meaning pertaining to how we do business as we strive to resolve our clients’ mission critical objectives: learn from the past, strengthen the present, and build for the future.

Seventh Emergence’s management team is led by Don MacDonald, President, and Ken Oversby, Director of Operations. In their roles, the leaders direct the company in business expansion as the company establishes its market positioning and builds its portfolio.  Seventh Emergence is expected to obtain its Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Certification in 2022 and subsequently leverage it to pursue 8(a) set-aside and sole source R&D opportunities.  Leveraging its primary office co-located with NOVA-Diné in Odenton, MD, Seventh Emergence is establishing its footprint in the Washington D.C. metro area. The company will aim to grow its business portfolio in providing specialized R&D solutions to the IC and defense sector.

Seventh Emergence provides research, hybrid solutions rapid prototyping, and IT services to the Intelligence Community and other federal defense agencies. We deliver industry-leading service by leveraging our highly technical experience, industry expertise, and Navajo legacy of innovation to accelerate our clients’ critical missions. Through our work, we strive to learn from the past, strengthen the present, and build for the future to elevate the Navajo Nation and communities we serve. Seventh Emergence is a subsidiary of Diné Development Corporation (DDC), which provides a broad array of capabilities in IT, professional, and environmental services. To view Seventh Emergence’s website and learn more about the new company, visit www.seventhemergence.com.


Contact: Jocelyn Billy-Upshaw, Director of Marketing | jocelyn.billy-upshaw@ddc-dine.com

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