Key Web Pages Describing the NRC's Information Dissemination Channels
For access to the NRC's vast array of information dissemination channels, see the following pages available on this site.
Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018
On January 14, 2019, the President signed in to law H.R. 4174, the "Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018" (Public Law 115-435) (the Act). The Act requires federal agencies to take various steps to enhance federal data and evidence-building functions. In support of its goals, the Act requires the designation of a Chief Data Officer (CDO), the Evaluation Officer (EO), and the Statistical Official (SO). Below are the designations of these key positions at the NRC.
Designated Senior Agency Officials:
Chief Data Officer (CDO)
NRC Position: Chief Information Officer
Evaluation Officer (EO)
NRC Position: Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES)
Raymond (Ray) Furstenau
Statistical Official (SO)
NRC Position: Director, Division of Systems Analysis, RES
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
In September 2019, the NRC established a Data Governance Board (DGB) that is comprised of senior-level staff to ensure that the NRC is setting priorities for managing data as a strategic asset in service to the agency's mission. The DGB is chaired by the NRC's CDO and meets on a quarterly basis or as often as necessary. Additional information can be found in the charter established for the DGB.