Feb 5, 2016: Ms. Natasha Hawkins, Principal Analyst Innovative Decisions, Inc. receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Director Firoved for her contribution to the National Biosurveillance Integration Center.
Ms. Hawkins has been instrumental in helping the Center analyze, determine, and draft its highest priority biosurveillance capability gaps and requirements. Although she was given an extremely aggressive timeline and unclear directions, Ms. Hawkins was able to successfully deliver high quality material to support a new DHS-wide R&D Integrated Product Team process. As a result of her efforts, NBIC capability needs, and those of OHA overall, were highly prioritized within the Department. Ms. Hawkins is known for her ability to consistently produce high quality products in very short timeframes. NBIC recognizes Ms. Hawkins not only for the contribution of her analytic expertise, but also for her dedication to ensuring that NBIC continues to mature and strengthen its capabilities. Ms. Hawkins’ dedication, hard work, positive attitude and selfless dedication to our Nation’s security reflect great credit upon her, the Center, the Office of Health Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security.