Barry C. Westreich is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant to Talisman. He has more than 32 years of nuclear regulatory and safety experience including 25 years of service at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Prior to his retirement from the NRC in 2015, Mr. Westreich served as the Director of the Cyber Security Directorate where he oversaw the development of Cyber Security requirements and guidance, as well the development and implementation of the NRC cyber security inspection program for all classes of NRC licensees. He was also the Executive Director of the White House sponsored inter-Agency Cyber Security Forum for Independent and Executive Branch Regulators which was created and Chaired by the NRC Chairman to ensure communication of lessons learned and alignment of the federal government in the cyber security area.
Prior to this assignment he served as the Deputy Division Director of the Division of Security Operations with primary responsibility for the development and conduct of the physical security and Force on Force programs, and threat assessment activities. Prior to his service in the Senior Executive Service, he held positions as a reactor engineer, resident inspector, licensing project manager, and senior enforcement specialist.
Mr. Westreich has made presentations to the NRC Commissioners on topics including post 9/11 physical security policy issues, materials control and accounting issues, as well as on matters related to cyber security for new and operating reactors, and fuel facilities. He has represented the NRC internationally in Japan, South Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and Austria. He has led and participated in numerous routine and reactive inspections at operating reactors, and in the evaluation of nuclear plants seeking NRC approval for restart and those going into decommissioning. Additionally, he led and participated in pre-operational inspections at two reactors prior to their initial operation.
Mr. Westreich began his career as a nuclear qualified engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard where he rose to the position of Chief Test Engineer. He also worked as a Site Safety Representative for the Department of Energy, responsible for safety oversight of operations in the DOE Oak Ridge complex. He earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has completed numerous management and leadership courses.