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Organization

The organizational structure of the Office of International Affairs (IA) is as follows:

  • Office of Resource Management (IA-10)
  • Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Middle East, Africa and Eurasia (IA-20)
  • Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, Europe and the Americas (IA-30)
  • Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Policy and Technology (IA-40)

The organizational chart can be found here.

A brief synopsis of each sub-organization follows.

Office of Resource Management (IA-10)

The mission of the Office of Resource Management is to support the Office of International Affairs (IA) by: (1) providing the systems and tools needed to facilitate the work of IA, (2) providing management direction in support of goals and objectives, and (3) ensuring the efficient and effective management of the acquisition process and of the administrative services provided to the IA workforce. IA-10 plans, develops, coordinates, and executes programmatic, financial, and administrative management activities for IA. The Office of Resource Management is the official point of contact for IA on issues pertaining to resource-related support activities and for MA, DOE field offices, and the national laboratory systems. The Office of Resource Management is responsible for obtaining and managing funds, workforce, security, facilities, equipment, and administrative support services. IA-10 develops, reviews, and issues quality control guidelines, operational procedures, and administrative services.The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East (PI-20)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East (IA-20)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East directs the engagement with and analytical work on the Eurasian land mass (including Russia, the Baltics, and the Ukraine), Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East (including Turkey and Israel), and Africa; directs the IA representational activities with regard to this portfolio, bilaterally and multilaterally and in conjunction with other U.S. government agencies; and designs, develops, and recommends specific energy policies related to global markets (including investment and trade), energy technology and operational programs.

As part of its policy recommendation function, the Office’s analytical responsibilities cover, inter alia, global energy market developments; domestic energy policy developments in those countries within the portfolio; assessing international political, economic, and strategic factors that influence the global energy economy; providing policy recommendations on a wide range of international energy security issues; ensuring protection of U.S. commercial interests in the countries covered; and advancing DOE’s international interest in bilateral and multilateral treaties and obligations affecting private investment, energy services, commodities, energy security, and technology

The Deputy Assistant Secretary is charged with managing the Office of Russian and Eurasian Affairs (IA-21) and the Office of African and Middle Eastern Affairs (IA-22) and serves as the policy link between the Assistant Secretary, staff, and program offices to implement Administration policy.

The Office of Russian and Eurasian Affairs (IA-21)

The Office of Russian and Eurasian Affairs (IA-21) designs, develops, coordinates, and implements U.S. energy policy relating to the 19 countries spanning Russia, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The Office executes policies and strategies that enable the expansion of transparent, competitive, and open global energy markets, driven by private investment and trade. The Office strives to enhance U.S. and global energy security by promoting the development of multiple, competitive export routes. It also works to advance environmental protection and energy efficiency initiatives in the region. The Office analyzes energy policy, market trends, investment data, and trade issues, as well as their impact on U.S. national security, foreign policy, and trade policy objectives. Some of IA-21’s key activities are the Turkey Near-Zero Zone, U.S.-Israel Energy Meetings, and Russia Energy Working Group.

The Office of African and Middle Eastern Affairs (IA-22)

The Office of African and Middle Eastern Affairs has regional responsibilities covering Africa and the Middle East and functional responsibilities for monitoring and analyzing world oil and gas markets. The Office pursues energy security through supply diversity, encouraging competitive markets, and through international collaboration by leading the Department’s coordinated responses to international oil supply disruptions. IA-22 advises DOE leadership on world oil market developments and related policy responses and represents the U.S. on international oil matters at the International Energy Agency (IEA), including participation in IEA-coordinated responses to oil emergencies. The Office also supports U.S. participation in the International Energy Forum—an energy producer-consumer dialogue that seeks to promote efficient global energy markets.

Regionally, the Office manages DOE’s bilateral and multilateral engagement with African and Middle Eastern countries. Some of IA-22’s key activities include the U.S.-African Energy Ministerial, Iraq Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC), and U.S.-Israel bilateral meetings.

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, Europe and the Americas (IA-30)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, Europe and the Americas implements Administration policy for, and supports the development of, international cooperation on science and technology and energy policy issues. The Office conducts studies and projects that serve the strategic interests of the Department. This work includes analysis and recommendations on international Departmental R&D policies and investment priorities, management structure, and communications strategies. The Office also works closely with the Departmental elements to guide and coordinate the international elements of research, development, and deployment strategies.

The Deputy Assistant Secretary is charged with managing the Office of International Cooperative Activities (IA-31), the Office of European and Asian Pacific Affairs (IA-32), the Office of American Affairs (IA-33), and the Office of East Asian Affairs (IA-34).

The Office of International Cooperative Activities (IA-31)

The Office of International Cooperative Activities is responsible for overseeing the development and negotiation of DOE international cooperative activities and memoranda of understanding. The Office works closely with Departmental elements, the State Department, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and other agencies to ensure that international energy activities are consistent with the Department’s energy, economic, environmental, and national security missions, and with U.S. foreign policy objectives.

The Office of European and Asian Pacific Affairs (IA-32)

The Office of European and Asian Pacific Affairs is the focal point within the Department for development, coordination, and implementation of U.S. energy policy objectives, both bilaterally with the countries of Europe and Asia and multilaterally through Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and other regional organizations.

IA-32 develops strategies to remove impediments to international energy trade; analyzes energy policy, market trends, investment and trade issues and their impact on U.S. national security, foreign policy, and trade policy objectives; and implements policies and programs aimed at enhancing exports of U.S. energy services, commodities and equipment. Some of IA-32’s key activities include Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) under the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue, U.S.-EU Energy Council, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Office of American Affairs (IA-33)

The Office of American Affairs (IA-33) serves as the focal point within the Department for developing strategies to foster energy investment and trade that will improve energy security, strengthen economic competitiveness, enhance environmentally-sensitive energy development, and encourage energy diversity initiatives in the Western Hemisphere. The Office contributes to the formulation of policies designed to remove impediments to international energy trade that will improve accessibility in energy markets within the Americas. The Office analyzes energy policy, market trends, investment and trade issues and their impact on U.S. national security, foreign policy, and trade policy objectives.

The Office coordinates the Department’s policy development and working relationships with specific nations and international organizations in the Western Hemisphere and serves as the Department’s primary point of contact with them. The Office implements policies and programs aimed at enhancing exports of U.S. services, commodies and equipment, and serves as the Department’s focal point for energy firms seeking Federal assistance to overcome barriers in Western Hemisphere markets. Some of IA-33’s key activities include the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Working Group (CEWG), and coordination with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Office of East Asian Affairs (IA-34)

The Office of East Asian Affairs (IA-34) is the focal point within the Department for collaboration with Japan, China, Korea, and Mongolia. DOE’s pre-commercial programs work in concert with trade agencies to provide the technical expertise needed to foster energy investment and trade, improve energy security, strengthen economic competitiveness of the U.S. energy sector, and encourage energy diversity.

IA-34 also represents the Department in interagency, intergovernmental, and international meetings related to energy cooperation and contributes to the formulation of policies designed to remove impediments to development and deployment of clean energy technologies. The Office provides analysis of regional energy policy, market trends, investment and trade issues and their impact on the region and on U.S. energy security, foreign policy, and trade policy objectives. The Office provides U.S. government support in overcoming trade, investment, policy, and financial barriers for U.S. companies working in the region in order to enhance exports of U.S. services, commodities, and equipment. Some of IA-34’s key activities include U.S. China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), Japan Energy Policy Dialogue, and the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Policy and Technology (IA-40)

The Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology (CCP&T) is the Department’s focal point for the analysis of international policy and technology options to address global climate change. Its mission is to accelerate the international development and adoption of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions-reducing technologies and practices, and to support related policy development. To this end, the Office provides policy, planning, inter- and intra-agency coordination, management, strategic direction, and oversight for a number of international climate change programs and initiatives.

In addition, CCP&T delivers timely analysis of international activities related to climate change. In this capacity, the Office provides analytical and technical support for Cabinet and sub-Cabinet-level committees that provide strategic direction for participating Federal agencies on international climate change related policy, science, technology, and other programs. IA-40’s key activities include the Clean Energy Ministerial and coordination on United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes.