The Nuclear Information Technology Strategic Leadership (NITSL) group is a nuclear industry group of all nuclear generation utilities that exchange information related to information technology management and quality issues. NITSL is an organization that brings together the leaders in the nuclear utility industry and regulatory agencies to address the issues involved with information technology used in nuclear-powered utilities. NITSL maintains an awareness of industry information technology-related initiatives and events, and communicates those events to the membership.
The Nuclear Information Technology Strategic Leadership organization, as an INPO Topical Area, provides a forum for leadership and strategic guidance for the consistent and efficient application and support of information technologies, including business and plant systems that enable the Nuclear Power Industry.
NITSL establishes a forum to provide leadership and strategic guidance for information technology in the nuclear industry.
Pat Swinson has 30 years of IT experience supporting Southern Nuclear needs at generating sites, in fleet applications, and in new nuclear. She currently serves as the IT Manager at Southern Nuclear’s Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA where she is responsible for leading the site IT group in supporting all aspects of Hatch’s IT needs, including application and network support as well as communication systems support. Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brewton Parker College.
Noel is an Agile Leader with over 12 years of experience in IT Project Management. He has managed multiple projects across the Power Delivery and Nuclear business units. His most recent completed projects have been the implementation of upgrades to the Electronic Work Package (eWP) solution across the Nuclear fleet. He also managed the Windows 10 upgrade for Nuclear at NextEra and implemented a new M&TE and Tool Tracking software at Seabrook station. He is currently leading the effort to enhance the Value Based Maintenance program across the NextEra fleet.
Bill Wood is an IT Manager at Exelon, and is primarily responsible for IT Cyber Security Programs / Projects for the fleet. Bill has 20+ years of experience in Nuclear IT and has been responsible for Plant Process Systems, Business IT Systems, and Cyber Security. Bill received a B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering and Master of Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology. He also is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and keeps the certification active.
Matt Coulter has worked for Duke Energy over the last 11 years. His focus has been on the implementation of Duke Energy’s Cyber Security Program, including the 10 CFR 73.54 Rule for Nuclear and Enterprise Cyber Security. Mr. Coulter has supported the Industry by participating on the NEI Cyber Security Task Force and NITSL Cyber Security Standing Committee. Mr. Coulter has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and holds a CISSP in good standing.
Misty Goff is an IT Professional currently functioning as the IT Manager for Office 365 TechOps and Customer Experience at Exelon Generation. She has been actively working in IT for the past 20 years with the last 7 years at Exelon. She holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems and a MAED in Secondary Business Education. The ability to be a liaison between the technical and business aspects of a solution is a strength and allows for a better working relationship to drive innovation, customer satisfaction, and optimal service delivery across the organization.
Cathy has worked for NITSL since 2015 and is responsible for the daily operations, conference and financial needs. She also works with vendors to secure sponsorships and participation in the annual conference and maintains website updates. Cathy holds a BS in Business Management with a Marketing Option from Penn State University and an ABS in Business Administration from Penn State.