Posted inNational Defense, Policy Topics, Public Planning

Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapses after catastrophic overnight ship strike

Last night, the car­go ship Dali struck and caused the col­lapse of Bal­ti­more’s Fran­cis Scott Key Bridge, hin­der­ing marine traf­fic and imped­ing Port of Bal­ti­more oper­a­tions. The inci­dent sent vehi­cles and work­ers into the water, with res­cue efforts and NTSB inves­ti­ga­tions ongo­ing. Pres­i­dent Biden has called for con­gres­sion­al funds to rebuild the span.

Posted inPolicy Topics, World Commmunity

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun to leave, in news that will be welcome to many Washingtonians

Research com­mis­sioned by the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute had found sup­port for Cal­houn’s depar­ture fol­low­ing more grave safe­ty laps­es at Boe­ing. Steve Mol­lenkopf, ex-CEO of Qual­comm, has been cho­sen as the next board chair and is tasked with find­ing Cal­houn’s suc­ces­sor. The com­pa­ny faces a press­ing need for a cul­ture shift towards safe­ty and restora­tion of trust.