Defense System Engineering, Integration & Test


KODA was founded on six decades of weapon system development experience – from hands-on engineering to executive leadership. We have been directly responsible for solving complex problems, developing highly technical products, and we delivered time after time. From designing radar systems to leading large-scale flight tests to managing international programs, we have a unique understanding of customer needs, deep domain expertise and proven technical skills. Our senior government decision-maker perspective, understanding of government organizations and experience integrating large multi-disciplinary teams make us distinctly qualified in our field.

Leadership Team

KODA Technologies, Inc was founded in 2017 by Julie Schumacher, a former engineer, program manager and senior executive with both the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Missile Defense Agency. David Conrad is a missile defense expert and former Principal Member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. David Diaddario, with a radar engineering background, is also a seasoned executive in business development and corporate operations. The KODA leadership team brings technical and management expertise, as well as perspectives gained from leading government organizations.

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Best Places to Work 2021

For the second year in a row, KODA was named the GOLD winner of the Best Places to Work Award! Best Places to Work recognizes the best workplaces across the county, and results are based on team member surveys. The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce made the award to KODA on October 25, 2021 at a luncheon with all of the contender companies. Out of 21 companies in the small business category, KODA was named the winner! KODA’s leadership is committed to living up to this award every single day!

#65 on Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

On August 17, 2021, Inc. Magazine revealed that KODA ranked #65 on the list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. Companies on the list were ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. In addition to being ranked #65 nationally, KODA Technologies was ranked #1 in Alabama and #1 in Huntsville! KODA thanks our customers, industry partners and most importantly, our team members, for this achievement!

Best Places to Work 2020

On June 16, 2020, KODA was named a “Best Places to Work” GOLD winner at the 2020 Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Best Places to Work Awards Event. Each year the Chamber honors micro, small, medium, large, and extra-large businesses; KODA was in the small business category with 21 other similar-sized companies. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards were given in each of the five categories based on rankings. KODA brought home the GOLD award!

KODA Attributes

KODA, a Native American word meaning Allies, represents who we are as individuals and who we are as a company. We are Allies to our customers and to each other.

  • Highly Capable People
  • Team Culture
  • Mission-Driven
  • Complex Problem-Solvers
  • Technical Integrity
  • People-Focused


Radar Systems

  • Radar Design
  • BMD – Air Defense Radars
  • Discrimination Algorithm Design
  • High-Fidelity Modeling

Missile Systems

  • Technology Development
  • RF/EO Seeker Development
  • Missile Integration
  • Threat Engineering

Test Planning & Execution

  • Flight Testing & Operations
  • Tactical Data Link Testing
  • Ground/HWIL Test Design
  • Pre/Post Test Analysis

Systems Engineering & Integration

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • System Performance Analysis
  • Technical Intelligence
  • System of Systems Modeling

Test Range Operations

  • Instrumentation Design
  • Instrumentation Application
  • Mission Control
  • Enterprise Management
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Program Management

  • Cybersecurity Management
  • International R&D
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Optimization

Customers & Projects

We seek out customers with complex challenges on national priority projects in the areas of system modernization, rapid prototyping and testing, and cross-cutting technology development. We provide hands-on analytical products and high-end engineering services. Our current customers and projects are listed below.

Army Research & Development

  • Aircraft Survivability Equipment (PM ASE / PEO IEW&S)
  • Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (APNT CFT / AFC)
  • Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (RCCTO / USASMDC)
  • Navy Conventional Prompt Strike (via USASMDC)
  • Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IFMC / PEO M&S)
  • Reagan Test Site (ROC-H / USASMDC)
  • Space Operations (ROC-H / USASMDC)
  • Mission Execution Training Tools (USASMDC)

Missile Defense Agency

  • Hypersonic Defense System
  • GMD Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle
  • GMD Next Generation Interceptor
  • GMD Systems Engineering and Integration
  • Joint Analysis Team
  • Advanced Technology Projects
  • Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) FMS
  • Test Resources – Flight Test Instrumentation
  • Test Resources – Ground Test Infrastructure
  • Chief Architect’s Office

DISA Joint Interoperability Test Command

  • Tactical Data Link Testing

Contract Vehicles & Certifications

  • Missile Defense Agency
      • TEAMS
  • US Army
      • AMCOM EXPRESS (AvMC S3I, AvMC Lifecycle Engineering)
      • PEO M&S Support Services (IFMC)
      • SBIR (USASMDC)
  • US Navy
      • SeaPort Next Generation
  • NASA
      • Consolidated Program Support Services
      • TADIL Testing Support

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KODA in the Community

Charitable giving is a KODA founding principle; we began charitable giving from the start in 2017. Today, through our “KODA Cares” program, our Team Members decide who receives assistance from our charitable giving fund. In addition, “KODA Serves” our community with service projects throughout the year.

Bridgeforth Middle School – New Smart Boards, May 2021

Downtown Rescue Mission, May 2021

House of the Harvest, May 2021

LEAP Academy, May 2021

Manna House, May 2021

Downtown Rescue Mission, May 2020

House of the Harvest, May 2020

Still Serving Veterans, May 2020

Summer Program for Madison Cross Roads Elementary

Serving the Madison Cross Roads Community through Harvest House

The Refuge House, Graces of Gurley, 2019

Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Beds for Foster Kids, 2019

Motorized Mayhem Robotics Team, 2019

College Scholarship for She’s All That Charities, 2019

Kona Ice at Leap Academy, 2019

Owens Cross Roads Sign, 2017

College Scholarship for She’s All That Charities, 2018

Summer Program for Madison Cross Roads School Students, 2018


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Radar Design & Integration
Missile Design & Integration
Ground Test / HWIL Design
Flight Test Planning & Execution
Test Range Operations
Systems Engineering & Integration
Program Management

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KODA Technologies, Inc.
620 Discovery Drive
Building 2, Suite 100
Huntsville, AL 35806