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Defense Procurement Vet James Geurts to Serve as Navy’s Undersecretary on Acting Basis

James Geurts

James Geurts, who most recently served as the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition and was a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, was designated the service's acting undersecretary. Geurts will also concurrently perform duties as chief operations and management officer of the Department of the Navy (DON), the service said the same day.

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GISS Director Gavin Schmidt to Temporarily Serve as NASA’s Senior Climate Adviser; Steve Jurczyk Quoted

Gavin Schmidt

NASA has appointed Gavin Schmidt, director of he Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), to advise the agency on climate science in a new, acting-basis role. “This position will provide NASA leadership critical insights and recommendations for the agency’s full spectrum of science, technology, and infrastructure programs related to climate,” said Steve Jurczyk, acting NASA Administrator.

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Angie Lewis to Lead Naval Tech Development as NSWC Crane’s Technical Director

Angie Lewis

Angie Lewis, formerly business director and corporate operations department manager at Naval Surface Warfare Center's (NSWC) Crane Division, has been appointed to serve as the division's technical director. Lewis brings over three decades of experience to the role, with a record of supporting corporate, resource planning, customer outreach and programmatic efforts at NSWC Crane. 

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Christopher Hanson to Chair Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Christopher Hanson

Christopher Hanson, a commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), has been appointed to concurrently chair the same agency under President Biden's administration. He succeeds Kristine Svinick who left DOE on Jan. 20 after about 13 years with NRC. The energy expert, during his time with the private sector, spearheaded energy-related government-industry engagements as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton.

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John Seel Becomes Leader of NSWC Dahlgren Division’s Warfare Control & Integration Department

John Seel

John Seel, formerly software senior scientific and technical manager for Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division's (NSWCDD) strategic and computing systems department, has been named head of the division's warfare control and integration department. He assumed leadership of the latter department on Jan. 4, succeeding Michael Till who plans to retire this month after a 23-yer tenure with NSWCDD. 

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NASA Assigns New Administrative Roles to Four Executives

Executive Moves

NASA has made four new executive moves in its administrative team, including both current officials and newcomers to the space agency. Mike Gold, who formerly led NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations on an acting basis, has been named the agency's associate administrator for space policy and partnerships, NASA said Wednesday in a notice posted by Space Ref.

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Matthew Graviss Named State Department’s First Chief Data Officer

Matthew Graviss

Matthew Graviss, former chief data officer (CDO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been appointed as CDO with the State Department. He will lead the analytics center within the department's Office of Management Strategy and Solution in efforts to help personnel gain insights from data that can support diplomatic missions.

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NASA’s Reid Wiseman to Lead Agency’s Astronaut Office; Steve Koerner Quoted

Reid Wiseman

Reid Wiseman, a NASA astronaut, will succeed Pat Forrester to lead the space agency's Astronaut Office. Wiseman will help NASA oversee resources and operations at the Astronaut Office that operates from Johnson Space Center. “Reid’s energy and enthusiasm for space exploration are matched only by his thoughtfulness and commitment to his fellow astronauts,” said Steve Koerner, director of flight operations at NASA.

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Donald Trump to Nominate Former Airman Brian Davis for Assistant Defense Secretary Role

Brian Davis

President Trump intends to nominate Brian Davis, director of the Defense Personnel and Family Support Center, for the role of assistant defense secretary for manpower and reserve affairs. Davis brings years of U.S. Air Force experience, having served as an officer with the 77th Air Refueling Squadron, the 459th Operations Group and the 507th Air Refueling Wing.

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Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon Assumes Role as USCYBERCOM Senior Enlisted Leader; Gen. Paul Nakasone Quoted

Sheryl Lyon

Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon, formerly with Army Cyber Command, has taken up her new role as command senior enlisted leader of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). She will oversee military advocacy efforts and help officials address military workforce issues in her new role,  succeeding Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, who is now U.S. Space Command's senior enlisted leader, NSA said Friday.

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