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Acting Intelligence Community General Counsel Thomas Monheim Nominated for Full-Time Role; Avril Haines Quoted

Thomas Monheim

Thomas Monheim, acting inspector general of the intelligence community, has received President Biden's nomination to fill the role on a full-time basis. Monheim formerly served as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) general counsel. He is a recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award, the DNI Exceptional Service Award, and other forms of recognition.

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NCAA Exec Donald Remy Nominated to VA Deputy Secretary Post

Donald Remy

Donald Remy, chief operating officer and chief legal officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), has been nominated as deputy secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the White House announced Friday. His career also includes time as deputy assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice and a senior vice president at Fannie Mae's legal department.

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Biden Nominates Margaret Vo Schaus as NASA Finance Chief

Margaret Vo Schaus

President Biden has nominated Margaret Vo Schaus, director of business operations in the Department of Defense's (DOD) research and engineering (R&E) office, to be the next chief financial officer at NASA, the White House announced Thursday. Schaus would manage the space agency's more than $20 billion annual budget if the Senate approves the nomination.

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Oceanography Vet Rick Spinrad Nominated NOAA Administrator

Rick Spinrad

Rick Spinrad, formerly the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) chief scientist, has been nominated to lead the agency and serve as the undersecretary for oceans and atmosphere. Spinrad teaches oceanography as a professor at Oregon State University and serves on the National Academies' Ocean Studies Board, the White House said Thursday.

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President Biden Picks Defense Exec Mara Karlin as Nominee for Strategic Role

Mara Karlin

President Biden has nominated Mara Karlin, a Pentagon executive focused on international security affairs, to become the Department of Defense's (DOD) assistant secretary for strategy, plans and capabilities. Karlin began her public sector career as a civil servant at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and went on to fill various advisory roles related to national security.

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White House to Nominate Aerospace Exec Pamela Melroy as NASA Deputy Administrator

Pamela Melroy

President Biden has announced that his NASA deputy administrator nominee will be Pamela Melroy, a retired U.S. Air Force test pilot and a former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle commander who now serves as an independent consultant and a member of the users advisory group to the National Space Council (NSC). 

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Dawn O’Connell to Be Nominated HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness, Response

Dawn O Connell

President Biden intends to nominate Dawn O'Connell, a senior counselor at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as assistant secretary for preparedness and response at HHS, the White House announced Friday. In her current capacity, O'Connell helps the HHS secretary coordinate departmentwide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Joe Biden to Nominate Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg for DOT Secretary

Pete Buttigieg

Joe Biden, the U.S. president-elect, intends to nominate former South Bend City Mayor Pete Buttigieg for the Department of Transportation's (DOT) highest leadership role, Biden's transition campaign said Tuesday. Buttigieg, Biden's nominee to become the U.S. secretary of transportation, would succeed Elaine Chao if elected for the role with the service branch. 

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Adm. John Aquilino Nominated for INDOPACOM Leadership Post

John Aquilino

Navy Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been nominated to lead U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii. If confirmed, Aquilino will lead a unified combatant command that works with other U.S. government agencies to ensure stability in the Asia-Pacific region. He previously served in multiple fighter squadrons that flew F-18 C/E/F Hornet and F-14 A/B Tomcat aircraft. 

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Trump Eyes Nomination of Sean Plankey as DHS Asst Director

Sean Plankey

President Trump plans to nominate Sean Plankey to serve as assistant director for infrastructure security at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Plankey currently serves as principal deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Department of Energy (DOE). Before DOE, he held the role of director for cyber policy at the National Security Council

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