The White House weather team — with a team of more than 100 people — is the least transparent and the most efficient in history, according to a Politico investigation of a dozen presidential administrations dating back to Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The report comes after Trump fired a former chief of staff, who oversaw a staff that worked on the Weather Department’s request for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help with Hurricane Sandy relief.
It also comes as a federal appeals court has blocked the president from removing the term “climate change” from his administration’s official website.
POLITICO found that the White House’s weather office has an extensive, detailed database of weather data, including temperature, precipitation, humidity and snowfall, that is publicly available on its website.
The database is open to anyone who has a “need to know” — and includes weather information for millions of Americans, including the average temperature of their homes.
The bureau also has an internal, private weather service that has been open for more than two decades, the bureau says on its web site.
The White Houses Weather Office is run by a climate scientist named Greg Moore, whose staff is staffed by more than a dozen people, including two senior managers.
Moore was previously a chief of meteorology at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and his predecessor was Matthew Myers, the director of the National Weather Service.
Myers had been tapped by Trump to head the agency’s Climate Change office.
But Moore left NWS to become director of weather at the Weather Research and Forecasting Cooperative.
The Weather Research & Forecasting Co. is run jointly by the National Research Council, which conducts weather research, and the National Science Foundation, which funds weather research.
The two organizations were set up in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but they are separate.
The NWS is funded by the U.S. government and is managed by the Department of Commerce.
The National Science Co., which manages NWS, is run independently by the federal government.
The NOAA, meanwhile, is funded in part by private industry and the private sector.
The president has said that the agency should work with private companies to build out the agency and that he would like to see its budget doubled.
The Climate Science Advisory Committee, a panel of scientists and engineers, is also run by Moore, with three of its members — former Vice President Mike Pence and former National Science Adviser Scott Pruitt — also serving on the committee.
Pruitt was the vice president when climate scientists wrote a 2013 paper concluding that global warming was happening.
But the National Academy of Sciences did not endorse Pruitt when he ran for president.
In his first term, Trump nominated Pruitt as the lead scientist for the EPA, and Pruitt is a climate skeptic.
Pruitt has since called climate change a “hoax” and a “fraud.”
The White house says it has more than 20 climate scientists in the office, and it is working to hire more.
The weather bureau says it is hiring “highly qualified scientists to support our work,” and that it has about 400 employees.
The agency has also launched a website for people to submit weather requests.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.