Ms. Tammy Way is the Director of the International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) program. She has over 28 years of experience supporting numerous U.S. government agencies, specifically the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); state and local government agencies; commercial nuclear energy industry and associations; national laboratories, both domestic and international; and foreign government agencies. Through her long association with government programs, both from the Federal and contractor perspectives, she has extensive experience and knowledge of issues pertaining to nuclear energy, space, national defense and the environment.
As the IRDP Director, she is responsible for overseeing and implementing the IRDP program on behalf of the USNRC. The IRDP program’s mission is to assist countries considering and/or expanding their nuclear power programs in their efforts to establish and/or maintain an effective nuclear safety and security regulatory authority. As the IRDP Director, Ms. Way works collaboratively with member countries nuclear regulatory agencies and regional networks to identify actions that respond to their needs, such as formal instruction (workshops) and/or bi-lateral consultation services, which she then implements under the IRDP program. Ms. Way has successfully expanded the IRDP curriculum to include new topics such as Research and Test Reactors (RTRs) and Small Modular Reactors (SMRs); On-the-Job training for RTR Inspectors; and expanded bi-lateral consultation services to member countries.
Ms. Way’s has worked as a federal employee for the DOE’s, Office of Nuclear Energy, and for DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory. In addition, she has worked as a government contractor for multiple government agencies and industry; companies have included Allegheny Science & Technology, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Halliburton NUS, and Brown & Root.
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