Don York

Chief Systems Engineer / SAIC Fellow

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Don York is chief systems engineer within the National Security and Space Sector at SAIC and a SAIC Fellow with more than 40 years of experience in the design, development, engineering of advanced technology systems.

He is recognized in the industry as the go-to professional for systems engineering, applying his systems engineering expertise across various domains. As a principal technical expert for system development metrics, Dr. York is part of a team that helped to develop the Government Accountability Office’s Technology Readiness Assessment Guide, published in 2019.

Dr. York has made contributions to the field of systems engineering in education, industry, and the community. He has taught systems engineering at the graduate level and has co-authored and presented numerous technical papers.

He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in systems engineering and is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional. Dr. York has been a member of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) for over 25 years, where he currently serves as the chairman of INCOSE’s Corporate Advisory Board.