Amanda Vicinanzo is an Editorial Assistant at Homeland Security Today. She earned her M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC. She has done extensive research in the theory and practice of intelligence and national security policy, strategy, and implementation. While pursuing her graduate degree, she completed an internship with the National Journalism Center, coordinating the annual Veterans Day conference and working on The American Valor Quarterly, a publication containing the first-hand accounts of America’s most distinguished veterans. Follow her on Twitter @AVicinanzo and read more about her here.