FCW Insider

Blog archive

FCW Insider: Godspeed Howard Metzenbaum


Former Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) passed away this week. Both the NYT and the WP have obituaries this morning. One of Metzenbaum's daughter's, Shelley H. Metzenbaum, is married to Steve Kelman, a Harvard professor, FCW columnist and now also a blogger.

In addition to Shelley, the NYT reports that survivors include Metzenbaum's wife, the former Shirley Turoff; three other daughters, Barbara J. Metzenbaum of Topanga, Calif.; Susan M. Hyatt of Atherton, Calif.,  and Amy B. Metzenbaum of Mill Valley, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

I sent Steve and Shelley a note this morning offering my condolences and sympathies. Having been through a lot of loss myself this year, I have learned that there is no way to prepare for these kinds of things, and you rely on your family and friends for support. And it is always a good reminder that there are real people behind the people who we tend to only see on television these days.

As I was reading through the obituaries, I was recalling what a firebrand Howard Metzenbaum was.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shelley, Steve and the Metzenbaum family.

Godspeed Howard.

Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on Mar 14, 2008 at 12:17 PM


Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.