The NRC’s Annual Regulatory Information Conference Goes Mobile

Stephanie West
Public Affairs Specialist

RIC2013 App Home2While it’s not Candy Crush or Angry Birds, it is a step acknowledging the importance of putting more accessible content on that little device you hold in your hand. That’s right, the NRC is now offering a new mobile-friendly website loaded with information about this year’s Regulatory Information Conference – the RIC.

For those attending the RIC in person, the mobile website will help you keep track of the schedules for all the sessions, workshops and the tours we’ll be giving at our new Operations Center.

But don’t worry if you can’t make it to the RIC this year. You can still use your favorite device to browse through the nuclear safety topics and regulatory activities covered at this year’s conference. By visiting the agenda, for example, you can find out about a particular speaker and view the presentations for technical sessions. You can also take a close-up, virtual tour of posters and table-top sessions

The mobile site will be available until early summer 2014. So, there is plenty of time for activities such as accessing webcast archives, and navigating to presentations, handouts and speeches. You can visit the main RIC website and access mobile content via the link.

The world of mobile of computing is certainly not getting any smaller. So we don’t plan to shrink from the challenge of enhancing our mobile capabilities. We’ll keep evaluating and innovating to make the information most interesting to you available on the devices so many of us use every day.

Of course you can always get RIC information and content through some of our social media sites. We’ll be posting videos on YouTube, photos on Flickr and tweeting postings of content to our Twitter followers. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more “Mobile NRC” ventures in the future.

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Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

4 thoughts on “The NRC’s Annual Regulatory Information Conference Goes Mobile”

  1. Thanks for the detailed agenda. I found some of my issues identified there. I take back everything I said except for the part about the Commissioners. (:-)

  2. Thanks for alerting us to this conference a week in advance of its occurrence. I failed to find much detail in your agenda. You would think it would be pretty detailed by this late date. Of course this annual conference is pretty much of a one-way conversation anyway. Really no more than a chance for the NRC Commissioners to sound important and knowledgeable. Wonder how much NRC staff time is taken up writing speeches and providing information for these folks so they can sound important and knowledgeable. The agenda says important regulatory issues will be discussed, however, not a single specific issue is identified in the agenda. Let me try and help with some ideas for important regulatory issues…
    • How can the NRC improve its regulatory effectiveness?
    • Why is the NRC baseline inspection program so often found to be inadequate?
    • Why has it become necessary for nuclear plant after nuclear plant to be placed under an enhanced NRC inspection program?
    • How can the NRC performance indicator program be improved so that deteriorating plant performance can be identified before actual significant operational events occur at the plant?
    • Is the NRC doing everything it can to resolve the high level waste problem in the US?
    • What steps are being taken to make the NRC inspection program more proactive and less reactive?
    • Has the NRC done everything reasonably possible to protect nuclear power plants from terrorist attack? Do these efforts include protecting upstream dams from terrorist attack?
    • Should affected nuclear plants be allowed to operate while awaiting the results of significant safety studies? For example, pending earthquake and tsunami-type reviews.
    • What are the hottest topics on the NRC Blog and Open Forum sites?

  3. Mobile access should be the standard to which the NRC should adopt, since it would make searching for documents easier and allow even more public access due to its simplicity!

    As it is now, using ADAM for those outside the NRC is cumbersome at best and completely frustrating at worse.

    It’s time that the NRC make material easy to search for without the public it serves having to use special terminology!

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