NOAA: Senate confirms Sullivan as new agency administrator Emily Yehle, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 Kathryn Sullivan was confirmed as NOAA administrator today, with her nomination easily passing the Senate on a voice vote. Please subscribe to E&ENews PM to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.