News Summary June 18, 2021
Today's Top Story: Richard W. Spinrad Confirmed as 11th NOAA Administrator
Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D., has been confirmed by the Senate as the under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the 11th NOAA Administrator. An oceanographer with decades of experience, Spinrad previously served as Chief Scientist of NOAA, an appointment made under the Obama administration. He also served as the head of NOAA’s Research Office and the National Ocean Service, as well as co-led the White House Committee in developing the country’s first set of ocean research priorities...
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