Top-level vacancies create staffing 'dominoes'
A slew of high-level vacancies at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have created a domino effect of openings and temporary fill-ins -- leaving a question mark in leadership that concerns some marine advocates.
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Obama taps billionaire for Commerce chief; little known about her views on NOAA, related issues
President Obama named Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker as his choice for Commerce secretary during a Rose Garden announcement this morning before he embarked on a trade trip to Mexico and Costa Rica.