Posts Tagged: middle

Notes from NAPA – First Do No Harm with Government Reorganization

With Commerce Secretary Gary Locke headed for a new job as ambassador to China, there was buzz in DC about what’s next for Commerce – the agency expected to be the center of a competitiveness focused reorganization. I listened to a vastly experienced cast of candid public servants – many who are now formers –… Read more »

The Postal Service Is Not a GOP Target

Congressional Republicans Just Want You to Think It Is. Unlike most Americans, many members of Congress have actually read the United States Constitution. They know what it would take to abolish the postal service and they do not intend to do it. The Constitution requires Congress “To establish Post Offices and post Roads”. Thus, closing… Read more »

Should Hospitals Be Considered a Significant Target Of Terror? Many social scientists referred to guerrilla warfare as the “weapon of the weak” and terrorism as the “weapon of the weakest,” using violence to generate fear, and thereby to achieve their political goals, when direct military victory is not possible. Today terrorists usually prefer to avoid attacking heavily defended “hard targets” such as military… Read more »

Mission Essential Personnel Sponsors Center For A New American Security Annual Conference

Chantilly, VA – Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced that it is the platinum sponsor of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) annual conference. This year CNAS will examine how the United States can manage global risk and seize opportunities in a time of growing economic constraint. The event will take place… Read more »

The Nation’s Lore (Across the Generations)

Several years after I retired (1974) the Internet had grown sufficiently and I subscribed to what became AOL. I joined an online ‘social’ group of older adults; time passed. One day, the group received an email from a middle school teacher in a northeastern state. She wrote that her students were working on a class… Read more »