Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 9, 2015


Global Digital Solutions, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


New Jersey

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)




File Number)



(IRS Employer

Identification No.)



777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800 West

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (561) 515-6163



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On January 9, 2015, and effective as of January 9, 2015, Stephen L. Norris resigned as a director and vice chairman of Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”), as well as Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Global Digital Solutions, LLC dba GDSI International (“GDSI International”). There were no disagreements between Mr. Norris and the Company, or Mr. Norris and any officer or director of the Company, which led to Mr. Norris’s resignation. Mr. Norris had served as a director and vice chairman of the Company and CEO of GDSI International since July 2014.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
Date:  January 9, 2015 By:   /s/ David A. Loppert                   
                 David A. Loppert
                 Chief Financial Officer