Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the Secretary of Energy on May 21. When addressing the department, Secretary Moniz said the LNG export terminal applications will continue to be examined on a case-by-case basis but with no timetable estimates; he said there were no plans to conduct new studies since he was still being briefed. His first actions in office included speaking at the 2013 Energy Efficiency Global Forum, being briefed by the National Nuclear Security Administration and by the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, and meeting with the Cabinet at the White House.