President Trump has nominated Douglas Webster, the director of risk management for the U.S. Agency for International Development, to be chief financial officer for the Education Department.
Webster, if confirmed by the Senate, will oversee an office that advises the secretary on grants, procurement and financial management. He served 21 years in the Air Force and has 24 years of federal financial management experience, including a stint as chief financial officer for the Labor Department in 2008, according to a biography provided by the White House.
This is the eighth nomination Trump has made at the Education Department, which has a total of 15 key posts to fill, according to the Partnership for Public Service. The administration has moved far more slowly than its predecessors to fill key roles in cabinet positions.