At any rate, John sent along this item from the National Defense Authorization Act:
SEC. 2861. REDESIGNATION OF INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE OF THE ARMED FORCES AS THE DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER SCHOOL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AND RESOURCE STRATEGY.Yes, Dwight D Eisenhower was a graduate if ICAF or, actually, it's predecessor, the Army Industrial College. He was one of the first to attend the school, to study the issues of mobilization for war. Incidentally, Financial Wizard Bernard M. Baruch was one of the early proponents of the school and the large auditorium, inside Eisenhower Hall, is named for him.
(a) REDESIGNATION.—The Industrial College of the Armed Forces is hereby renamed the "Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy".
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Paragraph
(2) of section 2165(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
"(2) The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.".
(c) REFERENCES.—Any reference to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be deemed to be a reference to the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.
All that said, this name change falls into the category of "Fraud, Waste and Abuse". What were the Congresscritters thinking?
First, it was a waste of the time of Congress to even entertain this idea. If there were hearings, it was a waste of the time of those who testified, of those who put together the testimony and approved the testimony. I bet lawyers were involved.
Second, all the name changing will mean changes to signage and to directories. These things cost money. Costing money is bad, unless some Congressman is trying to send some recession recovery money to some firms in Maryland or Virginia. Then it is still bad, but for a different reason.
Third, it is just more abuse of us, the voters and the taxpayers.
Regards — Cliff