US: Mary Kicza, the head of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s satellite division, is retiring from federal service in July. Her last day in the office will be in mid-June, NOAA said in a statement.
Kicza became assistant administrator for NOAA’s Silver Spring, Marryland-based Satellite and Information Services (NESDIS) division in 2007 following a two-year stint as NESDIS deputy. NOAA’s statement said Mark Paese, currently Kicza’s deputy at NESDIS, will replace her on an acting basis.
Kicza spent most of her more than three decades in government at NASA, where she held numerous senior positions including associate administrator for biological and physics research and associate director of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.
Source: Space News