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Don Schaefer joined MDA as President in September 2016. Don is a senior executive with technical knowledge and large complex program experience across Defense, Intelligence and Civilian agencies. Prior to joining MDA, he served as Vice President at Noblis from 2011 to 2016. Noblis provides scientific, management and engineering expertise to clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability and enterprise engineering. Don led programs across a number of civilian agencies and was responsible for developing new capabilities across the firm. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a partner at Blue Canopy LLC, providing systems engineering solutions across various intelligence agencies, the Department of Homeland Security and other Civilian agencies. Prior to Blue Canopy, Don served as Senior Vice President/Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led system engineering efforts across the Intelligence Community, DoD and DHS. 

Earlier in his career, Don held leadership positions at SKM Technologies and with General Electric Aerospace, Military and Data Systems Operations. Don began his career as an intelligence analyst with the U.S. Navy. He is a graduate of Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with honors. 

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