Air Force Veteran Furthers Analyst Career with B.S. GIS Degree

After three decades serving in the United States Air Force, veteran Steve Hicks didn’t stop at retirement to continue bettering his life. He took his military training and skills, and applied them to earning a technology-based bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems.

The Man Behind the Bill of Rights: Meet George Mason

Did you know that the original United States Constitution did not actually address the individual rights of the citizens of the 13 British Colonies that had declared independence from Great Britain?

GIS: Protecting the Homeland

Security and defense are important to the stability and safety of any country. Traditional intelligence activities and military preparedness are important tools, but not the only ones. However, geographic information systems (GIS) technology, which can analyze massive amounts of seemingly unrelated data connected through location, is becoming a key to maintaining domestic tranquility without having to react to a serious incident or fire a single shot.

National Security Drives GIS Growth in the Government Sector

Geographic information systems, or GIS, is a revolutionary technology that uses location as a way to bring different types of data together. One of the more important markets for the technology is government, with one forecast estimating a compound annual growth rate of 11 percent from 2011 to 2015.