Kathryn D. Sullivan is currently working as assistant secretary of commerce for the enviromental observation and prediction & deputy administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( all under the U.S Department of Commerce).

Here is a section of a statement in explaining what she is doing under the administration: “Providing operational earth and solar observations are imperative to helping protect life and property. NOAA is poised to continue and accelerate the activities in order to meet this mission and provide critically important observations, including through its core satellite programs and partnering with domestic and international entities.”

For full context go to this website for her written statement: http://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/hearings/092211_Sullivan.pdf