Darren B. Ash
Sr. Accountable Official
Open Government Representative
Mail Stop: O16-D3
Washington, DC 20555-0001
The NRC Approach to Open Government
As an independent regulatory agency that prides itself on openness, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is pleased to take an active role in President Barack Obama’s Open Government Initiative, with its focus on open, accountable, and accessible government. The NRC has a long history of, and commitment to, transparency, participation, and collaboration in our regulatory activities.
For details on these and other aspects of the NRC Approach to Open Government, please see the following pages:
- Open Government Philosophy, Plan, and News
- Public Participation
- Plain Writing
- Digital Government Strategy
- CIO-Council .Gov Reform Initiative
- Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service
- Sharing Information through Social Media
- Evaluating Our Progress
- Share Your Ideas About Open Government
- NRC Contacts for Open Government
- NRC's High-Value Datasets
The NRC is headed by five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for 5-year terms. One of them is designated by the President to be the Chairman and official spokesperson of the Commission.
Plans, Budget, and Performance
An overview of the integrated process that the NRC uses to plan, budget, and assess its performance.
(Reports, Testimony, and Correspondence)
News, Information, & Media Resources/Policies
The latest clear, accurate, and complete information about NRC programs, policy decisions, and activities:
The public portal to many of the NRC’s key Web-based information dissemination channels, including basic references, document collections, and the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), among others
Basic information about how the agency meets its Federal records management requirements. Includes NRC’s internal records management policy that outlines how the NRC complies with the regulations governing Federal records including the transfer of permanent records to the National Archives.
Information about the NRC’s declassification program, how to access declassified records, and how to provide input about what types of information should be prioritized for declassification
Inspector General Program and Reports
An overview of the responsibilities and activities of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the independent and objective unit that conducts audits and investigations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, and promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in NRC programs and operations.
FOIA/Privacy Act Requests/Reports
Information about the NRC’s Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Programs, including what to include in a request, how to submit it, and how the NRC will process the request. Also provides the Open Government Assessment of the NRC’s FOIA Process, a subject list of recent requests, and the NRC’s annual reports.