On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
Something must be in the water down in Houston, because NASA’s Johnson Space Center is responsible for the release of not one, but two, ridiculously awesome—and super cheesy—music videos. The first shows the Johnson Space Center’s HR team lip dubbing to The Script’s “Hall of Fame.” The other, set to Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” features actual astronauts, horse dancing and all. The latter was produced by students “in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.”
Clearly, the folks down at a Houston don’t have a problem taking themselves too seriously. Maybe this is why last week they were named the best large agency to work for in the federal government?
Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec,NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.
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