Schafer names acting undersecretary for rural development

(Dec. 24, 11:34 a.m.) Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer named Douglas Faulkner as acting undersecretary for rural development.

Faulkner had been serving as deputy undersecretary for rural development since June 2006, according to a Dec. 23 news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The position had been held by Thomas Door, who resigned Dec. 1.

Faulkner has previously held posts with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Energy as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture.