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Trump Picks James Morhard as NASA Deputy Administrator; Jim Bridenstine Comments

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James Morhard

President Donald Trump has chosen James Morhard, deputy sergeant-at-arms for the Senate, to serve as deputy administrator at NASA.

Morhard served as Senate Appropriations Committee staff director and previously managed the panel’s subcommittees on Commerce, Justice and Science; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, the White House said Thursday.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement released Friday that Morhard’s legislative work covered National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration programs and public-private partnerships for military housing initiatives.

Morhard started his career in the U.S. Navy’s Office of the Comptroller.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Francis University, an M.B.A. from George Washington University and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University.

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