/ Gabe Duverge/ Business

Beyond Steel: The History of Pittsburgh Business

Pittsburgh has been affectionately called “The Steel City” for its prominent role in the Industrial Revolution and its key contributions to America’s rise in global business. In many ways, the growth of the U.S. economy can be examined by focusing on the history of Pittsburgh business. Before, during and after the steel boom, Pittsburgh has… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Public Administration

Reality Without TV: What Hollywood Doesn’t Tell You About Public Administration Jobs

Television shows like Law and Order and Chicago Fire paint a picture of public administration jobs that is not always accurate. In the interest of entertaining audiences, scenes often skirt the details. Because TV viewers only see certain aspects of public administration careers, they may develop an inaccurate image of what police, fire and EMS… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Business

Driving the Economy: A Breakdown of Regional Economics in the United States [Infographic]

Regional economics in the United States

The American economy produces the world’s second largest gross domestic product (GDP), an aggregate measure of economic production. From agriculture to health care, industries span the nation. Each region of the country, however, has unique claims to particular sectors. This infographic takes an in-depth look at regional economies, including what industries they specialize in.

/ Gabe Duverge/ Intelligence

Global disturbances: Locating today’s terrorist groups

In our post-9/11 world, it can seem like there is a new terrorist threat reported every day. With so many groups, branches and cells, it can be complicated to know who and where these threats are coming from. With this map, you can see what terrorist groups are operating out of the Middle East and… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Intelligence

Defending Sensitive Information: Data Security Breaches and Cybersecurity

Data security breaches

At this point, news of big-name corporations being hacked or suffering data security breaches are no longer surprising. It seems that almost every day another story breaks, whether it’s a giant retailer, a health insurance company, a bank or more. But beyond the headlines lies a complicated war, one that is waged daily.  Retailers, software companies and… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Public Administration

Modern Public Administration in the Post-9/11 World

No one event has had more of an effect on modern American life than the attacks of 9/11. The aftermath of terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. altered everything from attitudes about patriotism to how planes are boarded. But although the public’s attitudes changed, an even bigger shift happened within the government…. Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Intelligence

Your Blueprint to Uncovering the World of Intelligence Studies

It seems like every day there is news of a new global threat. ISIS, hacks from China or rumblings from North Korea are all commonplace. With these threats becoming more frequent, the importance of national and homeland security has increased tremendously. According to the National Counterterrorism Center, the United States receives between 8,000 and 10,000… Read more »