Born in West Virginia and raised in Virginia, Senator Tom Carper attended The Ohio State University on a Navy R.O.T.C. scholarship, graduating in 1968 with a B.A. in economics. He went on to complete five years of service as a naval flight officer, serve three tours of duty in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and continued to serve in the Naval Reserve as a P-3 aircraft mission commander until retiring with the rank of captain in 1991 after 23 years of military service. Read more »
Mr. Terry Halvorsen serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of the Navy (DON). As the DON CIO, Mr. Halvorsen heads the Office of the DON CIO and is the DON's senior official and advisor on matters related to Information Management (IM), Information Technology (IT)/cyberspace (including national security systems) and Information Resources Management (IRM). Mr. Halvorsen has oversight for the IM function within the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, and Headquarters Marine Corps. Read more »
Shelley H. Metzenbaum is the founding President of the Volcker Alliance. She has held several senior positions in federal and state government. Between 2009 and 2013, she served as Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she was responsible for setting and implementing the Obama Administration’s approach to improving the performance of federal programs. She previously served as Associate Administrator for Regional Operations and State/Local Relations at the U.S. Read more »
Paul Glastris, Editor in Chief. Paul Glastris is the Monthly’s editor in chief. From September 1998 to January 2001, he was special assistant and senior speechwriter to President Bill Clinton. He wrote over 200 speeches for the president, on subjects ranging from education to health care to the budget. Read more »
Haley Sweetland Edwards is an editor at the Washington Monthly. Previously, she reported from the Middle East and the South Caucasus for the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy and other publications. She began her career as a reporter at the Seattle Times, and is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.