The U.S. DOE recently appointed two new deputy assistant secretaries. David E. Rodgers joins the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as the first-ever deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency, and Steven G. Chalk was named deputy assistant secretary for renewable energy. Rodgers has experience working on the Secretary's Energy Transformation Initiative, including the Advanced Energy Initiative. In the future, he will be working on such programs as Energy Smart Schools and Hospitals, and the Industrial Technology Program. Chalk recently managed the president's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative and the Solar American Initiative, the latter of which is part of the Solar Technology Program and the Building Technologies Program.