February 21, 2013

So You're Running DOE...

Garman & Thernstrom, Bloomberg

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Congratulations, and welcome to the President’s second-term Cabinet. The headquarters building of the U.S. Department of Energy is named for James Forrestal, the former Navy and Defense Secretary who suffered from depression and fell from a window to his death at Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1949. The building is a lifeless, sterile place — a boxy relic of the 1970s. Its workers are often demoralized; among the cynical, DOE’s motto is: “Ashamed of our past, afraid for our future.”

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