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Trump Picks James Morhard as NASA Deputy Administrator; Jim Bridenstine Comments

President Donald Trump has chosen James Morhard, deputy sergeant-at-arms for the Senate, to serve as deputy administrator at NASA. Morhard served as Senate Appropriations Committee staff director and previously managed the panel’s subcommittees on Commerce, Justice and Science; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, the White House said Thursday. NASA …

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William Bryan to be Nominated Full-Time DHS S&T Undersecretary

President Donald Trump plans to nominate William Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security since May 2017, to lead the S&T directorate on a full-time basis. In his current role, Bryan oversees leads research, development, innovation, testing and evaluation efforts of department components and first responders in the …

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Air Force Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo Nominated Joint Staff CIO

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, to be CIO at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Shwedo will also serve as JCS director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber, the Defense Department said Wednesday. As USAF CIO, he oversees portfolio management, enterprise architecture …

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Report: Senate Approves Kevin McAleenan as CBP Commissioner

The Senate has approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Kevin McAleenan to lead the U.S. Customs and Border Protection through a 77-19 vote, The Hill reported Monday. McAleenan, who has served as CBP commissioner on an acting basis since January 2017, was nominated for the full-time position in March of last year. He manages approximately 60,000 …

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NASA Vet James Reilly to be Nominated USGS Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate James Reilly, a former NASA astronaut and current technical adviser at the U.S. Air Force‘s National Security Space Institute, as director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Reilly spent 13 years at NASA and participated in three of the agency’s spaceflight missions that recorded more than 856 hours over …

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President Trump to Nominate John Gibson as DoD CMO

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate John Gibson, current deputy chief management officer of the Defense Department, as DoD CMO. The White House said Thursday Gibson led rocket engine and space launch systems manufacturer XCOR Aerospace as president and CEO before he was appointed to his current position. He previously held …

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