Amanda Calhoun


Prior to joining Lafayette Group in September 2012, Mrs. Amanda Calhoun worked as an Investigative Analyst in the Investigations Division of the District of Columbia’s Office of the Inspector General.  She also previously interned with the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit where she conducted statistical analysis of crime data to examine trends in offending. Mrs. Calhoun holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice and a Master of Science degree in Forensic Psychology.

Currently, Mrs. Calhoun is assigned to the United States Department of Homeland’s (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), Public Safety National Security/Emergency Preparedness Partnerships Branch, where she assists in coordination and outreach efforts to provide authoritative guidance to OEC stakeholders regarding interoperable emergency communications policies, programs, and activities impacting Statewide emergency communications planning efforts. In this role, she has worked with a variety of stakeholder groups, including SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators.  Mrs. Calhoun contributes to numerous projects within OEC that drive the success of stakeholder activities through developing comprehensive strategic priorities, managing stakeholder working groups, and increasing public awareness of a variety of public safety initiatives.