Today in science and technology position news, we have an Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Kathryn Sullivan was finally confirmed yesterday, seven months after she was formally nominated to the position. Sullivan has served as acting administrator since Jane Lubchenco left the post in February 2013.
Still no word on the confirmation dates for those in the lengthy backlog of science and technology nominees. As the nomination of France Cordova for National Science Foundation Director is now seven months old, perhaps this will be the next position confirmed. But the Senate confirmations this year have been scarce and irregular.