Digital Government Strategy at the NRC

On May 23, 2012, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum, entitled "Building a 21st Century Digital Government." This launched a comprehensive Digital Government Strategy, which is intended to ensure that Federal agencies serve the public effectively by making the best possible use of emerging technologies. This strategy recognizes that the American people expect to be able to interact with their government anytime, anywhere, and on any device. As a result, Federal agencies must ensure they can live up to these ever-increasing customer demands.

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NRC's Open Government High-Value Dataset Identification Process

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Open Government High-Value Dataset Identification and Submission Process provides the overall vision and objectives for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory NRC's Open Government (OG) dataset identification and submission process and the key requirements to address these objectives. The FY2014 Dataset Inventory Schedule is listed below.

Dataset Inventory Schedule

As a regulatory agency whose processes and decisions are captured primarily in the form of documents, the NRC views its documents as its highest value data. The agency has made its documents available in widely used format for the public's view. The High-Value Dataset inventory will be updated quarterly in accordance with the Open Government High-Value Dataset Identification and Submission Process and the following schedule.

  Enterprise Data Inventory Audit NRC Offices/ Partner Offices Data Submission Public Data Listing Submission to Web Team Public Data Listing Publication
FY2016 Q2 January 4, 2016 January 22, 2016 February 24, 2016 February 26, 2016
FY2016 Q3 April 4, 2016 April 22, 2016 May 25, 2016 May 27, 2016
FY2016 Q4 July 4, 2016 July 22, 2016 August 24, 2016 August 26, 2016
FY2017 Q1 October 3, 2016 October 21, 2016 November 24, 2016 November 25, 2016
Schedule Summary

The NRC's Open Data point of contact will provide a data call template containing required metadata to NRC Offices and partner offices. Office open data representatives must complete the template and submit it along with datasets and data dictionaries for each dataset. The Open Data POC reviews datasets for completeness and accuracy with the agency's POC. After the review, the Open Data POC submits the public data listing (.xls and .json), datasets, and data dictionaries to the agency's Web Services Content Group for publication.

*Dates are NLT dates. Data may be submitted earlier.

NRC's Common Baseline Plan

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) was enacted on December 19, 2014. FITARA is the first major rewrite of the laws governing Federal information technology (IT) since the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. To assist agencies with the implementation of FITARA, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-15-14, "Management and Oversight of Federal Information Technology," on June 10, 2015. Attached to the memorandum was the "Common Baseline for IT Management," which provides guidance on the roles and responsibilities of the agency Chief Information Officer (CIO) and other Senior Agency Officials for the management of IT in the areas of IT budget formulation and execution, acquisition and workforce. The memorandum directed each CFO Act agencies to conduct a self-assessment that identifies current conformity with the Common Baseline for IT Management (referred to as the Common Baseline) and any areas in need of improvement to ensure that all Common Baseline responsibilities are implemented.

The NRC's Common Baseline Plan was approved by OMB on January 14, 2016. The milestones in this original plan were completed by August 2016. To continuously mature the NRC's IT management and to meet OMB requirements, the NRC performs a self-assessment annually by May 31st each year to determine the effectiveness of current processes and its progress towards full implementation of the 17 elements in the Common Baseline. As the NRC continues to refine its processes to achieve compliance in all 17 elements, new milestones are added to the NRC Common Baseline Actions and Milestones table and the FITARA Milestones table below.

NRC references certain IT Policy in the self-assessment and implementation plan. For more information, please see the following pages:

Data Center Optimization Initiative Strategic Plan

Date Data File CIO Certification Statement
September 30, 2016 (JSON) PDF Icon
April 14, 2017 (JSON) PDF Icon
November 30, 2017 (JSON)  
May 1, 2018 (JSON) PDF Icon
April 2019 (JSON) PDF Icon
August 2019 (JSON)  
December 2020 (JSON) PDF Icon
May 2021 (JSON) PDF Icon
August 2021 (JSON)  
November 2021 (JSON)  
May 2022 (JSON) PDF Icon

Customer Feedback Process

The NRC has established digital engagement mechanisms (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, and Blog) to establish open communication and engage the public. Please see the 'Stay Connected' section of the NRC's homepage to access these mechanisms. The public may use our digital engagement mechanisms to provide feedback on NRC datasets, share 'success stories', recommend data for release, or provide other information to help us assess the impact of our datasets.  An Online Comment/Feedback Form is also available.

21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (21st Century IDEA)

The NRC has submitted the following reports to Congress on its plans to modernize key NRC Web sites and digital services.

Date Report
December 19, 2019 US Nuclear Regulatory Commission "21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act" December 2019 Report
December 14, 2020 PL115-336-21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act December 2020 Report
December 7, 2021 NRC Compliance Report for PL115-336 - 2021
December 15, 2022 NRC Compliance with PL 15-336 Requirements - 2022

Additional information

For more information, please see the following pages: