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Donald Schaefer Joins Pragmatics as Vice President of Defense and Intelligence Solutions

July 15, 2019 02:13 PM

Reston, VA, July 15, 2019 — Pragmatics, Inc. announced today that Donald (Don) Schaefer has joined the company as Vice President of the Defense and Intelligence Solutions Business. Donald will transition responsibilities from the current VP and General Manager, Mike Yocom, who has retired after several years of service at Pragmatics, as well as a distinguished military career in the US Army. Donald will oversee the delivery and enhancement of services provided to Pragmatics’ current Defense and Intelligence Community (IC) customers. He will also help develop new differentiating capabilities to solve our customer’s mission needs, and develop our next generation of business and technical leaders.


Don_Schaefer_300dpiDon is a senior executive with technical knowledge and large program leadership experience across Defense, Intelligence, and Civilian agencies. Prior to joining Pragmatics, Don was the President of MDA IS in Gaithersburg, MD and later, upon acquisition of Digital Globe, was the Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the combined new services business, Radiant Solutions.  Both companies provided geospatial services and multispectral imaging systems to the DoD, Intelligence Community, and many large commercial customers. Prior to being named President of MDA IS, Don served in a number of senior leadership positions that included; Vice President and Officer at Noblis, leading the Civilian Market Division, Partner at Blue Canopy LLC, providing systems engineering solutions across various Intelligence and Civilian agencies, and as Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading systems engineering and business development across the federal government and commercial markets. Don began his career as an Intelligence Analyst with the U.S. Navy.


About Pragmatics, Inc.

Pragmatics is a leading provider for software and systems engineering, business intelligence and analytics, audiovisual and learning technologies, cybersecurity, independent verification and validation, information technology service management, program management, and transportation solutions. In addition to our ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 20000-1, and ISO/IEC 27001 certifications, Pragmatics has been externally appraised and rated CMMI® Maturity Level 5. Our investment in both the ISO and CMMI programs demonstrates our organizational commitment to continuous process improvement and quality management. Our Pragmatic Agility® methodology has been recognized with awards from SmartCEO Magazine and the TechAmerica Foundation.

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