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 External Affairs 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 External Affairs and Strategic Analysis Teams help facilitate the success of EERE programs and offices.

The External Affairs team coordinates interaction with key external stakeholders to raise awareness of EERE’s work and create opportunities to advance EERE’s mission, helps EERE technology offices deliver key messages and information about their work to a diverse range of media, consumers, and stakeholders through multiple communication channels, and serves as the primary liaison between EERE technology offices and congressional authorizing committees, as well as other committees and offices. The team also provides corporate guidance on congressional interaction and strategic advice on legislation relevant to EERE.

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.