Tonight's Featured Guest for our Weekly Virtual Happy Hour, 6/28/2021, 5:30 PM EDT

Alethea Duhon, Ph.D., Associate Director for Analysis at Department of Homeland Security (CISA/NRMC)

Join us tonight, for another virtual happy hour and interactive discussion around everything #natsec innovation. With featured guest, Alethea Duhon, Ph.D., Associate Director for Analysis at Department of Homeland Security (CISA/NRMC)


Dr. Alethea Duhon, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Director for Analysis, National Risk Management Center (NRMC) within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Duhon’s portfolio includes leading the NRMC’s efforts to take the next step in realizing the vision of the Risk Architecture (backed by the Modeling Capability Transition Environment (MCTE)); building data analysis capabilities to support the architecture via government and commercial solutions; and applying data, models, and technology to develop risk analysis and support risk management decisions around topics such as Supply Chain Security, Foreign Investment risk, and Systemic Risk to Critical Infrastructure from cyberattacks as well as other significant man-made and natural-hazard risks. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Duhon was dual-hatted as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to the Department of the Air Force’s Chief Modeling and Simulation Officer (CMSO) and Technical Director of the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS). As the CTO, she served as the Department of the Air Force key scientific authority in the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) field of endeavor. As the AFAMS TD, she was responsible for the planning, direction, management, coordination, reporting, and evaluation of all technical aspects of AFAMS’ mission and programs. Preceding that assignment, Dr. Duhon was the Senior Technical Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) Policy, Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA). In this role, she provided technical insight, advice and analysis on international transfers of defense-related items and other matters of national security interest. Previously she served as an Acquisition Program Manager at the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Space Programs, Budget, Congressional and Program Integration Division. She also served as the Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Operations Forces (SOF) Programs, and Air Force Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT) Lead for the Headquarters United States Air Force, Directorate of Test and Evaluation and was instrumental in establishing the STAT Center of Excellence. She has held previous flight test and flight dynamics positions at Air Force Test Center, Edwards AFB, CA, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Palmdale, CA and Parker Hannifin (Aerospace), Irvine, CA. Dr. Duhon received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University and was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI Fellow.