What does it take to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy? Before Trump, it has taken a very intelligent and experienced scientist. Trump has failed to nominate someone for this position. He has assigned the job to Michael Kratsios, a graduate of Princeton in 2008 with a political science degree that featured a concentration in American politics.
GE and Barack used their guy to handle the anthrax scare, the Deepwater Horizon disaster and an Ebola outbreak. Now we are having one of the worst flu seasons in more than a decade. What is the government doing about it? Then, there are the questions about lead-poisoned drinking water and record-breaking disasters that many scientists say are sharpened by rising temperatures. What can Katsios do about these problems?