United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Michael Layton

Mr. Layton is the Deputy Director, Division of Nuclear Security Policy in NRC's Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.  As such, he oversees the development of security policy for the civilian uses of licensed activities involving radioactive, nuclear materials, nuclear power reactors, and waste.  The security policies develop by his Division assures the protection of human health and the environment and also provide for the common defense of the U.S.  His program routinely interacts with other U.S. government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Departments of State, Energy, Homeland Security, and Transportation, along with the Transportation Security Administration, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.  His program also routinely interacts with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and individual member states in bi-lateral and multi-lateral capacities.  As Deputy Director, he oversee the day-to-day activities of five branches of security specialist and other technical professionals which cover very broad technical programs in domestic and international security.  Along with the Division Director, he regularly interacts with the Office Director, Deputy Executive Directors of Operations, Commission staff, as well as the Regional Administrators.  Mr. Layton also supports our headquarters operations center as emergency actions or events may occur at our licensed facilities.  Mr. Layton has been with the NRC for over 20 years and has served in various positions of progressive responsibility, including the Deputy Director, Division of Fuel Facility Inspection in NRC’s Region II office in Atlanta, Georgia.

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