I now work as a scientist / engineer in a special unit of USAF OSI. We provide tech and analytic support to Special Agents throughout the Air Force on cases that are overly technical or too large for their regional office to handle. We provide the "heavy lifting" in the scientific and engineering subjects.
It's like Abbey on NCIS, except it's Air Force not Navy, and we cover the whole range of science on DoD and military programs.
For a mystery writer, it is great to now be an official member of the law enforcement community.
It's also a big thrill for me that the company I work for (a SETA support contractor) is wholly owned by the Chenega tribe of Alaska. I'm a happy Lakota (sioux) nDn working for my fellow Red Nation, the Chenega!
Toksa ake, Newt, le miye lo.