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Donald Robinson

Chief Technology Officer-Defense

Dr. Robinson serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Defense business at CSRA. He is responsible for the technical aspects of the new business portfolio, technical innovation in key programs, and the overall technology strategy. Dr. Robinson leads a team of the company’s top experts in multiple technology practices to achieve strategic objectives and ensure CSRA continually delivers superior next-generation technical solutions to its clients. 

He previously served in the Northrop Grumman Corporate Analysis Center where he developed and executed strategic advocacy campaigns for key programs. Projects included: missile defense, cyber operations systems, radar and sensor systems, space systems, battle management command and control, and unmanned systems. Each of these projects involved direct advocacy to both the Pentagon and Congressional stakeholders. He was also responsible for analysis and reports to Congress on cyber policy and legislation for the company. 

Dr. Robinson has also been a program manager profitably delivering technically advanced and profitable IT enterprise services and cybersecurity solutions. Projects spanned advanced research, product design, development, integration and test and operations and maintenance. He has worked on multiple contract types for both military and international customers including the design, deployment and operations of NATO’s Computer Incident Response Capability.  

Formerly Dr. Robinson was the principal technologist for cybersecurity for the $10B Information Systems Sector within Northrop Grumman. Working for the Chief Technology Officer, he was responsible for directing internal technical investments, defining technology roadmaps, investment strategies, and business development in cybersecurity and cyberwarfare.

In prior roles within Northrop Grumman, Dr. Robinson was a capture manager for the cybersecurity portfolio successfully winning multiple programs. As an engineer, he developed architectures for advanced command and control systems for the U.S. Navy, developed technical solutions for distributed classified development environments, and designed interfaces between operational C2 systems of record and cyber intelligence systems. He has also served as the chief cyber architect for various weapons systems and worked extensively with the U.S. government for export approvals of cybersecurity solutions. 

Dr. Robinson has five Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Management Economics, and Applied Mathematics from Hampden-Sydney College (earned in 4 years). He also has a Master’s of Science degree in Statistics and a Doctorate degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He has also attended Oxford University and executive management education programs at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of business. Dr. Robinson is also an instructor at Caltech in cybersecurity. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP). 


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