Mr. Darren B. Ash
Mr. Darren B. Ash serves as the Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Mr. Ash provides leadership for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, as well as direction and oversight of information technology, information management and information systems security at the NRC. He also serves as NRC's Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer, Senior Agency Official for Records Management, 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 received his Bachelor of Arts International Studies from The American University in Washington, D.C. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University.