The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) is responsible for supporting EERE's Assistant Secretary in leading the organization. In this role, the Office of the PDAS oversees the Communications, External Relations, and Strategic Analysis Teams, who work to increase the overall effectiveness and impact of all EERE activities. The projects, work products, and activities of these teams directly contribute to realizing EERE’s mission, facilitate and amplify the successes of EERE technology offices, and soundly and consistently inform the Assistant Secretary’s decisions.

Learn how the Communications, External Relations, and Strategic Analysis Teams help facilitate the success of EERE programs and offices.

The Communications Team helps EERE technology offices deliver key messages and information about their work to a diverse range of external stakeholders through multiple communication channels.

The External Relations Team coordinates interaction with key external stakeholders to raise awareness of EERE’s work and create opportunities to advance EERE’s mission.

The Strategic Analysis Team provides consistent, objective, and credible analyses for EERE's activities—from market to impacts analysis—as well as an understanding of the effect of various policies on EERE's core mission.