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Darren Ash

Vice President at Large

Mr. Darren B. Ash is the Deputy Executive Director for Corporate Management who provides policy direction, leadership and oversight for information technology (IT), information management, information systems security, space planning and facilities management, rulemaking, acquisition management, and centralized administrative service activities, in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). He is also the Agency’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Ash worked as Department of Transportation's (DOT) Associate Chief Information Officer for IT Investment Management. For close to two years, he led DOT's information assurance & security, privacy, enterprise architecture, capital planning, and information resource management activities. He began working at DOT in 2003, where he led their capital planning and enterprise architecture efforts, in response to the Clinger-Cohen Act and the E- Government Act of 2002.

Mr. Ash began his government career in 1991 with the Internal Revenue Service where he supported the agency's modernization program, with a focus on project management, economic analyses, and capital planning. In 1998, he joined the Department of Treasury and supported the Chief Information Officer on all capital planning and IT budget matters.

Mr. Ash is a native Californian, he grew up in Napa where he graduated from Vintage High School. In 1990 he received his Bachelor of Arts International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University (1991), and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University (2004). He graduated from the Partners program in 2005, was a Government Vice Chair for the Voyagers program in 2007 and the Government Chair for Voyagers in 2008