Thomas Ashley

Director, Information Technology Services Development and Operations Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer

U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Thomas serves as the Director, Information Technology Services Development and Operations Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer, joining the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission in March of 2020.

Prior to joining the NRC, Thomas served as the Director of IT Transformation at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) where he was led the planning and execution of transfer, transition and transformation of all information technology efforts across the DoD Central Adjudication Facility (DoDCAF), the National Background Investigation Bureau (NBIB), and the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA), as well as parts of Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) and a Defense Information System Agency’s (DISA) program executive office.

Prior to his career at Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, Thomas served as Deputy Assistant Director for Information Technology at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service from April 2012 thru May 2018. In that role he led a team of roughly 120 federal civilian, uniformed military, and contractor personnel servicing 160 locations around the globe.

Thomas started his civilian federal service in 2009 with the Defense Security Service where he served as the IT Lead for the Defense Security Service (DSS) Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) in Columbus, OH. In that role, he served as the DSS CIO’s local representation, overseeing daily operations from an IT/communications perspective. He was later selected as the Chief of Remote Operations for DSS, located in Alexandria, VA, where he led a team of Regional IT Managers responsible for ensuring DSS headquarters and mission directorates had the IT solutions necessary to accomplish DSS's Counterintelligence and Critical Technology Protection missions.

Tom started his federal career in the U.S. Navy, where served 12 years providing afloat and land base telecommunications, satellite communications, and information technology support. He is the recipient of a Joint Service Commendation medal, a Navy/Marine Corps Commendation medal, four Navy/Marine Corps Achievement medals, and three Flag Letters of Commendation.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity from The George Washington University, a graduate of the Naval Senior Leadership Academy (Naval Postgraduate School), and is an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).