United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Marissa Bailey

Marissa G. Bailey is the Director of the Division of Security Operations in the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), where she directs implementation of NRC programs for security and safeguards at nuclear facilities and for nuclear material.  Her responsibilities include:  developing and overseeing the NRC security inspection program, including the NRC’s force-on-force inspection program; monitoring and assessing the threat environment, including liaising with intelligence and law enforcement agencies; and managing the NRC’s information security program.

Prior to joining the Division of Security Operations, Ms. Bailey was the director of NRC’s Division of Preparedness and Response, where she was responsible for the NRC's Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs.  Ms. Bailey also served as the Director of the Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards, and Environmental Review in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), where she was responsible for the overall management of the licensing, oversight, rulemaking and incident response programs for NRC regulated fuel cycle facilities.  While in NMSS, Ms. Bailey also managed the NRC’s Material Control and Accounting and International Safeguards regulatory programs, and the environmental assessments of materials, fuel cycle, and waste management facilities.

Ms. Bailey has over 28 years of experience at the NRC, having worked in the materials, fuel cycle, reactor, transportation, spent fuel storage and high level waste regulatory areas.  She has a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Maryland.
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