The first diet soda was a sugar-free ginger ale produced in 1952 by Kirsch Bottling in Brooklyn, New York. However, it was produced as a drink for diabetics and not dieters. In 1958, Royal Crown Cola announced its first diet soda drink, Diet Rite.
OPM retirement backlog reaches 18-month high Just over 9,200 federal employees filed for retirement benefits in the shortest month of the year, enough to swell the government’s backlog of retirement claims to its highest point in more than 18 months.
OMB’s Dave Mader: A ‘zealot’ for shared services David Mader came back for a second tour of duty in government to work on some of the most pressing federal financial management issues. As the Office of Management and Budget’s Controller, Mader’s priorities span more than just finances, but technology and acquisition as well.