proposals, technical manuals, instructions, engineering, Intelligence, and projects that require research, politics, hobbies, movies, science fiction
jewelry making, polymer resin, precious metal clay (PMC), silversmithing, crafts, movies, (mostly classic) science fiction, religion, historical reenactment, renaissance faires.
From 1990 to 1998, Donna was an Intelligence Specialist in the US military Reserves. She attended basic, intelligence A School, Imagery analysis, and additional intelligence studies throughout this period.
Donna completed a graduate certificate in Intelligence Analysis in 2006, in support of work done in the Intelligence Community. She examined terrorist groups, examined imagery, developed analyses, wrote intelligence assessments, and briefed on intelligence topics.
Donna examined all aspects of international business, to include trade agreements, international logistics, currency arbitrage, governmental affairs, marketing, logistics, economics, accounting, finance, and organizational behavior.
Donna examined the use of information systems in the business context. This included artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, all aspects of the systems development lifecycle, project management. She also studied general business topics.
Donna obtained her undergraduate degree from George Mason University. Included general undergraduate classes as required, and European history courses, culminating in a study of England's Star Chamber Court.
Ms. Hamel has provided particular expertise in the systems development life cycle prior to deployment. She has developed business cases, procurement documents, bidder evaluations, design and development documents, test plans and procedures, and deployment plans. She has additionally provided documentation from all stages of the project management lifecycle.
Ms. Hamel spent 30 years providing support to Defense and intelligence agencies, with an additional smattering in early years to VA. This work included technical documents in support of the systems development lifecycle and the project management lifecycle. Additional work provided proposal support.
Ms. Hamel publishes an article on a monthly basis to the MENSA Tampa Bay Sounding on a particular political topic.
Ms. Hamel initiated her grant/proposal writing experience when she worked for the Associate Director of Research for the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis in the early 1980s. There, she managed submissions to peer-reviewed journals and grant applications for 50 principal investigators. Upon relocating to the DC area, she became involved with proposal management to the Defense industry serving the federal government. She has managed and contributed to proposals exclusively for the last four years, and upon occasion for the last 25 years.