A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
On December 14, 2010, Secretary Ken Salazar signed Secretarial Order #3309 outlining the steps that the Department will take to align IT resources under a single Chief Information Officer (CIO). This new structure will minimize redundancies, streamline IT, and enhance customer service while lowering IT costs to the Department.
The Order also required the CIO to develop an IT Transformation Strategic Plan, which was delivered to the Secretary on July 1, 2011. Development of the plan was a collaborative effort between the Department and DOI bureaus and offices. The plan outlines high priority IT service areas for immediate modernization and aligns with OMB’s 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management.
The Strategic Plan highlight’s the proactive steps the Department is taking to improve efficiency, lower costs, and help government employees work better and smarter.