New Additions to AllGov

Date: Monday, January 4, 2010 12:29 AM
Category: Allgov Blogs

AllGov has added profiles of several Obama appointees, including ten ambassadors. Colombia has also been added to the Nations section.

 
Agency Heads
David Kappos-U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Aaron Williams-Peace Corps
Daniel Yohannes-Millennium Challenge Corporation
Bob Abbey-Bureau of Land Management
David Matsuda-Maritime Administration
Daniel Elliott-Surface Transportation Board
Chuck Hagel-President’s Intelligence Board
David Boren-President’s Intelligence Board
Cynthia Quarterman-Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Brenda Dann-Messier-Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Adam Namm-Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Anne Ferro-Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Patrick Fitzgerald-Defense Contract Audit Agency
Alexa Posny- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Warren “Pete” Miller-Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
Luis C de Baca-Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
 
Ambassadors
David Thorne-Italy and San Marino
David Huebner-New Zealand and Samoa
Cynthia Stroum-Luxembourg
Charles Ray-Zimbabwe
Bruce Oreck-Finland
Beatrice Wilkinson Welters-Trinidad and Tobago
Gordon Gray-Tunisia
Martha Campbell-Marshall Islands
 
Nation

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Administrator of the Administration for Children and Families: Who Is Lynn A. Johnson?

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Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: Who Is Anna Maria Farias?

When the George W. Bush administration took over in 2001, Farias was named to head the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, the same position to which she was nominated in 2017, but the job fell through at that time. Instead, she started as counsel to HUD Secretary Martinez and later joined the Office of Community Planning and Development. Farias was named HUD’s director of faith-based and community initiatives in 2007.   read more

The Myth of Widespread Voter Fraud

A panel of experts at the Ninth Circuit’s judicial conference agreed on one thing: the type of voter fraud President Trump claims is widespread in the U.S. is virtually nonexistent. Four Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to V.P. Mike Pence asking him to remove Kris Kobach as vice chair of the commission. They said his request for voter rolls replete with sensitive voter information was rife with privacy concerns. The also argued the data request will more likely be used for voter suppression.   read more

Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office: Who Is Jim McDonnell?

Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, McDonnell took a job with the U.S. Dept of Energy as the founding director of the Office of Energy Assurance, responsible for protecting the nation’s energy infrastructure. In 2002, McDonnell began working for the Homeland Security Transition Planning Office in the White House, helping to plan the newly created Dept of Homeland Security. He got into a bit of trouble at DHS, however, and was investigated for loose contracting practices.   read more
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