There’s no shortage of think tanks in Washington. One of their favorite topics is the Defense Department — what it should do, and how much it should spend on what.
The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments gave itself and three fellow think tanks a single assignment: Come up with a 10-year DoD spending plan within the limits as they exist now. Senior Fellow Todd Harrison discussed where they agreed and disagreed.
From tufted puffins to Harry Potter to Margaret Mitchell, the Postal Service has sold them all. The process for selecting stamp designs can be long, twisted and controversial. At times it could make some in Congress shiver.
An appointed board of citizens offers the Postal Service advice on stamp designs. Janet Klug is the new chairman. She gives a look inside the process.
Michael Schoenbaum (pictured) & Kenneth Cox Scientist /Steering Committee Member Army STARRS
Suicides in the Army fell by 19 percent last year — a welcome break that reversed a nearly 10-year rise. The Army has tried an all-hands-on-deck STARRS. It’s run by the Army and the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Michael Schoenbaum, with NIMH, and Dr. Kenneth Cox, with the Army Public Health Command, have more.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it’s making a “course correction” on a system it calls its highest information technology priority. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, ICE calls a do-over after six years and $64 million.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.