SPACE NEWS: U.S. Senate Confirms James Morhard to be NASA’s Deputy Administrator
By NASA // October 13, 2018
confirmed in a voice vote without debate
The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator in a voice vote without debate.
The White House nominated Morhard, the deputy sergeant-at-arms for the Senate, last July.
He has served as a Senate appropriations staffer and a lobbyist before becoming deputy sergeant-at-arms, responsible for the day-to-day administrative activities of the legislative body.
“Congratulations to Jim Morhard. He was confirmed as the 14th Deputy Administrator of NASA on Thursday, Oct. 11,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
“He joins our amazing agency at a crucial time in history. NASA is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and I look forward to working with him as we look towards NASA’s next 60 years. His legislative and managerial talents will serve NASA well as we accomplish stunning achievements.”
Morhard began his career in the Secretary of the Navy’s Office of the Comptroller. He earned his B.S. in accounting from Saint Francis University of Loretto, his M.B.A from George Washington University, and his J.D. from Georgetown University.
He is a survivor of the 2010 Alaska DHC-3 Otter crash that killed five others onboard, including Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.
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