Just cause I know someone will ask:Charles J. Hitch (January 9, 1910 – September 11, 1995) was Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1965. He was president of the University of California from 1967 to 1975.He was educated at the University of Arizona and Harvard, before travelling as a Rhodes scholar to Oxford University. He became the first Rhodes scholar to become a don at Oxford as a fellow of Queen's College, Oxford.Between 1948 and 1961, he was head of Rand Corporation's Economics Division at Santa Monica. While at Rand, he co-authored "The Economics of Defense Spending in the Nuclear Age (1960), described by the New York Times as the 'bible' for defense budgeting.As DOD's Comptroller, He was directed by Secretary Robert McNamara to produce a long-term, program-oriented Defense budget that became DOD's Planning, Programming and Budgeting System (PPBS).
Project RANDRand Corporation Headquarters, Santa Monica, CARAND was set up in 1946 by the United States Army Air Forces as Project RAND, under contract to the Douglas Aircraft Company, and in May 1946 they released the Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship. In May 1948, Project RAND was separated from Douglas and became an independent non-profit organization. Initial capital for the split came from the Ford Foundation.The Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship was a 1946 proposal, by Project RAND, for a United States satellite program.The Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship states, "A satellite vehicle with appropriate instrumentation can be expected to be one of the most potent scientific tools of the Twentieth Century. The achievement of a satellite craft would produce repercussions comparable to the explosion of the atomic bomb..."
When I looked up Berkeley one of the things I saw as fitting was their Motto; Jessie takes this as a good sign.
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