Duke Government Relations works with agencies across the federal government to support the mission of higher education across the country. Learn more about Duke’s interactions with the administration and our positions on issues that affect higher education.

Administration Officials

Track the current status of relevant cabinet, sub-cabinet and agency appointees in the current administration.

Department of Agriculture

  • Tom Vilsack, Secretary
  • Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics (vacant)

Department of Commerce

  • Gina Raimondo, Secretary
  • Under Secretary for Industry and Security (vacant)
  • Under Secretary for Standards and Technology (vacant)
  • Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (vacant)
  • Administrator, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (vacant)
  • Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office (vacant)

Department of Defense

  • Lloyd Austin, Secretary
  • Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (nominated)
  • Michael Brown, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (nominated)
  • Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (vacant)
  • Chief of Naval Research (vacant)
  • Stephanie Tompkins, Director of DARPA

Department of Education

  • Miguel Cardona, Secretary
  • James Kvaal, Under Secretary of Education (nominated)
  • Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education (vacant)

Department of Energy

  • Jennifer Granholm, Secretary
  • Under Secretary for Energy and Environment (vacant)
  • Geraldine Richmond, Under Secretary for Science (nominated)
  • Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (vacant)
  • Asmeret Berhe, Director, Office of Science (nominated)
  • Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (vacant)

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Xavier Becerra, Secretary
  • Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (vacant)

Department of Homeland Security

  • Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary
  • Under Secretary for Science and Technology (vacant)
  • Ed Gonzalez, Assistant Secretary, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (nominated)
  • Ur Jaddou, Director, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (nominated)

Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Marcia Fudge, Secretary

Department of the Interior

  • Deb Haaland, Secretary
  • Director, United States Geological Survey (vacant)

Department of Justice

  • Merrick Garland, Attorney General

Department of Labor

  • Marty Walsh, Secretary

Department of State

  • Antony Blinken, Secretary
  • Rena Bitter, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs (nominated)
  • Lee Satterfield, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs (nominated)
  • Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (nominated)

Department of Transportation

  • Pete Buttigieg, Secretary
  • Stephen Dickson, Administrator, FAA

Department of Treasury

  • Janet Yellen, Secretary

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Denis McDonough, Secretary

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Michael Regan, Administrator
  • Assistant Administrator for Research and Development (vacant)

Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

  • Director (vacant)
  • Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (vacant)
  • Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management (vacant)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Avril Haines, Director

Office of the Director of Science & Technology Policy

  • Eric Lander, Director (nominated)
  • Associate Director for Science (vacant)
  • Associate Director for Technology (vacant)
  • Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs (vacant)
  • Associate Director for Energy and Environment (vacant)

United States Mission to the United Nations

  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Ambassador

United States Small Business Administration

  • Isabel Guzman, Administrator

United States Trade Representative

  • Katherine Tai, Representative

White House Chief of Staff

  • Ronald Klain

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • Steve Jurcyzk, Acting Administrator

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Gloria D. Steele, Acting Administrator

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Sethuraman Panchanathan

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • Adam Wolfson, Acting Chairman

Fish and Wildlife Services Agency

  • Director (vacant)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

  • Francis Collins, Director

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)

  • Director (vacant)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner

Executive Orders

See executive orders from the current administration across a range of issues of importance to Duke University.


See regulations from the current administration across a range of issues of importance to Duke University.