Defense Architecture Systems

Management Team

Meet our Team


Micah Carlson C.E.O.

Micah Carlson is the founder and CEO of Defense Architecture Systems Inc.  Bringing over 20 years of experience including working at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).  While at JHU/APL, Mr. Carlson lead a team of over 30 researchers and engineers in the areas of mechanical, electrical, software and systems studies with additional programs focused in chemical, biological, radiological, sensor development and evaluation. Mr. Carlson holds over 10 patents in a variety of detection technologies, an author on multiple refereed publications, and continues to apply key expertise in the application of emerging technology to facilitate the awareness and response levels of operators in both the civilian and military domains.

Dr. Jeffery Lesho C.T.O.

Dr. Jeff Lesho brings over 31 years of professional expertise as a highly qualified systems engineer and supervisor. While at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lesho managed a group of 40 engineers in complex systems integration tasking for programs such as the revolutionizing prosthetics program for DARPA, the development chemical sensors and architectures for DoD and the Executive Branch as well as leading teams in satellite development for military programs while working in the JHU/APL space Department.  Jeff brings extensive experience testing Chemical and Biological sensors, developing procedures for US border protection programs, the design and implementation of spectral sensing of bio-aerosols, and the analysis and assessment of adversary operations in support of JIEDDO (currently JIDA). Dr. Lesho holds over 16 patents in a variety of categories including an implantable glucose sensor.