“My dissertation literally paid off. I hadn’t even finished writing the thing when I was called and they asked if I wanted the job.”
From the more than 270 U.S. diplomatic outposts around the world, information and data about water, gas, electricity, and other energy uses is collected and whisked back to Washington on a minute-by-minute basis. When the State Department was looking for a senior IT project manager to manage this new and expanding system, three- time RMU graduate Chris Morsey jumped to the top of their list.
Chris, a Navy veteran, earned two master’s degrees in information systems management and information security and assurance at RMU, then came back to get his doctoral degree in information systems and communications. State Department leaders saw his dissertation, titled “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems and Cyber Security: Best Practices to Secure Critical Infrastructure,” and handed him the job without an interview. Chris’s portfolio also includes a partnership with Microsoft to shift vast amounts of data out of a central location and into the cloud while keeping that information safe.