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Five Questions With Tom Rich

Tom Rich is head of the agency’s Information Security Directorate

  1. How would you describe your job in three sentences or less?

My job is to work with others to protect NRC’s information and information systems.  319 more words


REFRESH: Protecting the NRC’s Cyber Frontier

By David McIntyre
Public Affairs Officer

The email was flagged urgent and screamed in capital letters: YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED! The message said a software update was needed to avoid major system disruption, and to click a link and enter a network password. 531 more words


Weekend Rugby Review - 17 October

A big weekend of rugby both in European competitions but also in the domestic competitions of South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Here is my round-up of all the action. 1,076 more words


Radium Part III: The NRC's Role

Richard Chang
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards

We’ve been writing in this series about radium—how it was discovered, how it was used, how it can impact human health. 431 more words


Hurricane Matthew and the NRC -- UPDATE Part II

UPDATE 2:  The NRC’s Region II Incident Response Center was staffed throughout the weekend due to Hurricane Matthew. In all, three plants entered unusual event classifications for storm-related reasons, including electrical grid instability. 624 more words


About Naylor’s panel roundtable regarding Big Science in a Canadian Context

For those not paying attention, David Naylor is leading “Canada’s Fundamental Science Review Panel” which is looking at the state of fundamental science in Canada. Last week, I had a chance to participate at a roundtable of experts in Calgary, where the consultation was about Big and Expensive Science infrastructure.  1,325 more words

R&D Policy

Five Questions with the NRC's SECY

Annette Vietti-Cook is the NRC’s Secretary of the Commission

  1. How would you describe your job in three sentences or less?

Every day I work directly with the Commission offices managing the Commission’s decisionmaking process, and as the official record keeper, historian, and meeting coordinator. 381 more words