Keynote Speaker

Darren Ash

Deputy Executive Director for Corporate Management, Executive Director's Office, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mr. Darren B. Ash is the Deputy Executive Director for Corporate Management in the Executive Director's Office of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Mr. Ash provides policy direction, leadership and oversight for information technology (IT), information management, information systems security, space planning and facilities management, rulemaking, acquisition management, centralized administrative service, and human capital management at the NRC. He also serves as the Agency’s Chief Information Officer, Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer, and Senior Accountable Official for Open Government.

Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Ash worked as Department of Transportation's (DOT) Associate Chief Information Officer for IT Investment Management. For close to two years, he led DOT's information assurance & security, privacy, enterprise architecture, capital planning, and information resource management activities. He began working at DOT in 2003, where he led their capital planning and enterprise architecture efforts, in response to the Clinger-Cohen Act and the E-Government Act of 2002.

Mr. Ash began his government career with the Internal Revenue Service where he supported the agency's modernization program, with a focus on project management, economic analyses, and capital planning. In 1998, he joined the Department of Treasury and supported the Chief Information Officer on all capital planning and IT budget matters.

Mr. Ash is a native Californian, he grew up in Napa where he graduated from Vintage High School. In 1990 he received his Bachelor of Arts International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University (1991), and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University (2004). He is also a graduate from the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council's Partners Program (2005).

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