Radha Sekar has been the acting CIO since Gross left in October.
During his time at NRC, Ash helped improve the agency’s technology infrastructure to prepare for an expected increase in applications for nuclear power plants. He oversaw the effort to push NRC slowly to use cloud computing and take advantage of mobile devices.
James Flanagan is the deputy CIO at NRC and likely will be acting until a permanent CIO is named.
Before coming to NRC, Ash spent four years at the Transportation Department, and 12 years with the Treasury Department, including seven as a program analyst at the IRS.
Ash also plays an active role with the CIO Council, serving as co-chairman of the workforce committee. He helped create a survey of CIOs and chief human capital officer council to figure out where the gaps exists in hiring IT talent.