Who We Are and What We Do: Professional and Technical Support

Join us as we peek into the inner workings of the Drug Enforcement Administration in our 2019 lecture series “Who We Are and What We Do.” Join Elizabeth L. Maurer, Curator of Education for the DEA Museum, at a panel discussion with members of DEA Professional and Administrative Support.

DEA is comprised of various jobs going beyond Operations, Intelligence, Diversion, and Forensics. There are many more jobs behind the scenes requiring a vast diversity of skill sets. In this panel discussion, we will be featuring individuals from Finance, Congressional & Public Affairs, Special Technologies, and Chief Counsel. These team members work side by side to ensure that DEA runs smoothly and effectively in its mission to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States. DEA’s administrative and support personnel perform functions and operations that are the backbone to the goal of combating domestic and global drug trafficking. Professional and Technical Support staff responsibilities range from planning and executing financial programs to analyzing the legal implications in policy decisions to community outreach and much more.

Panel Bios

Dana Weiser

Dana Weiser has been a DEA employee in the Financial Systems Section (FNS) since June 2013, where she is now a Unit Chief designing new financial business processes, system testing new Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) releases, supporting the UFMS Hotline, and writing user procedures. In 2018 she led the deployment and training of E2 Solutions, DEA’s new electronic travel management system, for a number of DEA offices. Ms. Weiser began her federal career as a contractor working on Momentum, the financial system upon which DEA’s UFMS is based. She began working with DEA to implement UFMS when it replaced the old FFS system in 2009. She performed many roles including software tester, trainer, and documentation writer. Dana Weiser received a B.A. from the University of Virginia with a dual major in Economics and Government.

Bruce Hill

Bruce Hill is an employee of DEA’s Office of Investigative Technology (ST). He is an Investigative Technology Specialist with experience in overt and covert audio/video surveillance technology. ST develops, maintains and supports all DEA divisional Operational missions by providing specialized technical programs for Special Agents and Technicians.  Some of his many areas of expertise include fabrication of specialized concealed accessories, mobile surveillance platforms, and surveillance optics, to name a few.  Drug Enforcement Special Agents and Technicians use these highly specialized types of equipment for collecting intelligence and evidence. Bruce’s passion is to provide technology that allows the end-user to do their job safely and efficiently, ultimately resulting in the eradication of active drug trafficking organizations.

Eric Hergenroeder

Eric Hergenroeder is a Senior Attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Drug Enforcement Administration in Arlington, Virginia. Following graduation from law school in 2010, Eric served on active duty as an officer in the Air Force JAG Corps.  Eric served as the Chief of Military Justice at two installations, a trial defense attorney in East Asia, and as Counsel to the Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory, where he advised Department of Defense leaders on forensics and drug policy. In 2017, Eric began his career at DEA in the Domestic Criminal Law Section, where he provided counsel on issues relating to search and seizure, investigative authorities, criminal discovery, and more. In the summer of 2019, Eric transitioned to the International Law Section.

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019

Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

Auditorium, DEA Headquarters
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

DEA Museum, [email protected], (202) 307-3463
Elizabeth Thompson, Visitor Services Coordinator, [email protected], (202) 307-5600

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This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.