Visit to NGA Headquarter on September 11, 2015
University of Kansas Lawrence United States
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On Friday, September 11, 2015, Professor Jerry Dobson and Graduate Research Assistant Taylor Tappan visited NGA headquarters in Springfield Virginia. Col. Ret. Dean Bland organized the session which was well attended by administrators and analysts in Human Geography. Doug Batson, a long term intellectual leader in NGAs Human Geography programs was present in person. Brian Hagan, NGAs national geospatial intelligence officer for geography and cartography teleconferenced with us from his office in St. Louis for the entire presentation and discussion afterward. He listened intensely and spoke glowing praise afterward. He complimented Professor Dobson for his long term efforts through the American Geographical Society especially Bowman Expeditions and Oak Ridge National Laboratory where Dobson worked for 26 years before moving to the University of Kansas.