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Office of International Programs

Director: Nader Mamish
Deputy Director: David Skeen

Provides assistance and recommendations to the Chairman, the Commission and the NRC staff on international issues. Provides overall coordination for NRC's international activities. Plans, develops and implements programs, in concert with other NRC offices, to carry out policies in the international arena, including export and import licensing responsibilities. Establishes and maintains working relationships with individual countries and international nuclear organizations, as well as other involved U.S. Government agencies.

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International Cooperation and Assistance Branch

Chief: Mugeh Afshar-Tous

Coordinates with foreign counterparts and developing countries; Supports assistance efforts; Coordinates, negotiates, and issues international arrangements for exchange of technical information with foreign entities; Travels with Commissioners; Coordinates with program offices; Prepares briefing materials and country information; Coordinates exchanges of classified and safeguards information with other countries; Coordinates with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), and other multi-lateral organizations, including screening requests from these international organizations, to ensure that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is appropriately represented at these organizations; and, Coordinates NRC and interagency reviews of IAEA and NEA documents to ensure NRC's technical and regulatory perspectives are appropriately considered before the documents are finalized.

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Export Controls and Nonproliferation Branch

Chief: Brooke Smith

Licenses exports and imports; Performs rulemaking activities associated with Part 110, “Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material,” of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations; Reviews Executive Branch nuclear non-proliferation initiatives; and, Develops international safeguards policy and tracking issues.

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International Operations Branch

Chief: Janice Owens

Processes and controls documents; Plans and supports international travel; Coordinates and plans for international assignees; Maintains and tracks international arrangements and arrangement files; Processes visas and passports; Supports information technology and knowledge management; Collects, analyzes, and creates information products related to NRC's international activities; Supports the foreign training program and staff training; and, Manages office space and equipment; human resources; budget planning, formulation, and execution; acquisition management; and diversity.

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