January 21st – On the 20th local time, the day Biden was sworn in as President of the United States, the official website of the White House of the United States issued a statement announcing the list of acting officials of the leadership of the federal government, including 32 important positions such as the Director of the CIA and the Secretary of Defense.
They will temporarily serve as the head of the agency. Director position. Final candidates for these positions will be formally appointed after being confirmed by the Senate.
Biden named David Cohen as acting CIA secretary, former Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist temporarily took over as acting Secretary of Defense, Dan Smith as acting secretary of state, Monty Wilkinson as acting secretary of justice, and Wenley Coggins as acting secretary of the Department of Commerce, according to a list released by the White House.
Minister of Science, Laura Scio serves as Acting Director of the Office of the National Intelligence Agency, Maria Pagan temporarily serves as the U.S. Trade Representative, and Rich Mills temporarily serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
According to previous reports, Biden nominated Anthony Blinkin as Secretary of State, retired African-American General Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense
U.S. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General, African-American diplomat Thomas Greenfield as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Chinese-American Kaiser Lynn Ty is the U.S. Trade Representative. Currently, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Lavigne Haynes as the Director of National Intelligence.
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