United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W26  Regulatory Agility in the New Millennium

In this session, panelists will discuss the need for organizational agility to respond to various external and internal challenges and opportunities.  Panelists will share insights and strategies for improving the regulator’s approach to accomplishing safety and security regulation in a rapidly changing environment.  Success requires improved efficiency, an agile workforce, and preparation for a wide range of alternative futures.  Presenters will address the need to change the internal culture of the regulator to adapt to changing external factors, such as budgetary restrictions, the revolution and evolution of technology, dynamic industry plans to meet changing energy needs, and societal acceptance of the risk of nuclear technology.  International regulators will discuss their experiences with transitions as a result of political, social, and energy supply changes.

SESSION CHAIR(S):

  • Michael Weber, Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, and Compliance Programs, OEDO/NRC tel: 301-415-1706, e-mail: Michael.Weber@nrc.gov

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