United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Joseph Rivers

Joe Rivers is the Senior Level Advisor on Security for the Division of Security Policy within the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.  His areas of responsibility include material attractiveness related to the categorization of nuclear and radioactive materials with respect to construction of improvised nuclear devices and radiological dispersal devices, chemical security of high-risk chemicals, critical infrastructure protection issues, and developing a more risk-informed approach for the security of nuclear facilities.  He serves as the Chair of a major IAEA project to develop Nuclear Security Assessment Methodologies for a wide range of nuclear and radioactive facilities.  Mr. Rivers has thirty years of experience in nuclear safeguards and security.  Prior to joining NRC, Mr. Rivers was Manager for the Nonproliferation Support Program in the Department of Energy (DOE).  He was responsible to prepare DOE facilities to host international inspectors under a variety of arms control and nonproliferation treaties and initiatives.  He served on, and headed U.S. delegations that participated in bilateral and multilateral security consultations.  He also conducted a wide variety of special projects, to include the review of the Department’s Graded Safeguards Table.  Prior to the position at DOE, Mr. Rivers served as the Science Applications International Corporation Chief Scientist for Nuclear Safeguards and Security.  Mr. Rivers is a Fellow of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM). He is currently the President of the INMM Northeast Chapter.  Mr. Rivers has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and attended graduate school in statistics at the Pennsylvania State University.
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