That quote is from The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. It's a book specifically about the Trump transition team and the people he put in charge, or didn't bother putting in charge of different government agencies.
It's a paragraph from The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. He's the same author who wrote The Big Short, Moneyball, Liars Poker, The Blind Side and more. I've read most of his books and enjoyed all of them so far.
P.S.: Anyone notice that monitoring "Climate" was absent in the government announcement?
I will add to this my observation from reading Michael Lewis' book The Fifth Risk: if you can tolerate the bureaucracy, it's often possible to get to work on hugely impactful and highly-resourced projects early in your career by going into government.
From the NPR review of the book:
> Take Trump's choice to head National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Commerce Department agency that, among other responsibilities, oversees the National Weather Service. For that critical position, Trump has chosen Barry Myers, who is CEO of the private forecasting service AccuWeather. As Lewis points out, AccuWeather repackages the weather service's own data and sells it to private concerns for a profit. Myers at one time argued that "the government should get out of the forecasting business." In other words, you want to know if it's going to rain tomorrow? Or which way that hurricane is tracking? Well, buy our app, or subscribe to our forecasts. Myers has yet to be confirmed.