NOAA Has Never Gone This Long Without A Confirmed Leader

"The agency charged with the critical missions of predicting the nation’s weather, monitoring its climate and protecting its coasts has lacked a permanent leader for one year and 95 days, since Donald Trump was elected president.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has never gone so long without a permanent, confirmed director following the installment of a new administration.

Barry Myers, the chief executive of AccuWeather, is Trump’s pick to run NOAA, but more than six months have passed since he was nominated Oct. 16. Stymied by alleged conflicts of interest and lacking a formal science background, Myers’s ability to get the votes needed for approval in the Senate is unclear, several individuals familiar with his confirmation process said."

Jason Samenow reports for the Washington Post April 25, 2018.

Source: Washington Post, 04/27/2018