United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

James Beardsley

Jim Beardsley is the Chief of the Cyber Security Branch in the U.S. NRC's Division of Physical and Cyber Security Policy, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR).  His responsibilities include the management of cyber security policy, rulemaking and oversight for NRC licensees.

Mr. Beardsley joined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 2004 as a Security Specialist and eventually as a Team Leader in the NRC's Force-on-Force inspection program. In 2010, Mr. Beardsley transferred to the Office of New Reactors (NRO) as Chief of the Construction Inspection Program Branch.  In 2016 he transitions to the NRC's cyber security program.  Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Beardsley worked for General Dynamics Electric Boat and as a nuclear-trained Navy officer.  He earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Rochester and master's degrees in Business Administration & Systems Engineering from George Mason University. Mr. Beardsley is also a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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