James Morhard is NASA’s 14th Deputy Administrator. Jim was appointed by President Trump and sworn in on October 2018. As Deputy Administrator, Jim is responsible for representing NASA’s vision, exercising powers delegated by the Administrator, and provides overall leadership, planning and policy direction. Before joining NASA, Jim has served a variety of roles in Congress such as Chief of Staff of the Senate Appropriations Committee,and Senate Deputy Sergeant at Arms. Jim holds an MBA from George Washington University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.