28-Nov-2020 Aviation Week's NASA Chief Plans To Step Aside Under Biden quotes former NASA director Jim Bridenstine saying:
“The right question here is ‘What’s in the best interest of NASA as an agency, and what’s in the best interest of America's exploration program?’” Bridenstine said on Nov. 8, the day after Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
“For that, what you need is somebody who has a close relationship with the president of the United States. You need somebody who is trusted by the administration…. including the OMB [Office of Management and Budget], the National Space Council and the National Security Council, and I think that I would not be the right person for that in a new administration,” Bridenstine said.
So clearly the position of Director of NASA is a politically appointed position.
Question: How many politically appointed positions are there at NASA in toto? Is it just the one?
Further background: Ars Technica's Jim Bridenstine is leaving NASA. How should we assess his 30-month tenure?