Effective January 31, 2011 Connie Bertka stepped down as Program Director. We are grateful to Connie for terrific efforts in bringing the DCO to its curent state, including establishing its structure and operational mechanisms. Connie will continue as Senior Consultant to the DCO, and we will continue to rely on her advice. We have begun the search for a new Program Director. In the mean time, Andrea Mangum will be the DCO Interim Program Manager and Lauren Cryan will continue as Program Assistant. They will be the go-to people for any DCO administrative needs. Bob Hazen, DCO Principal Investigator, and Rus Hemley, Co-Principal Investigator, will continue in their scientific leadership positions, and are also available as contacts.