Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
June Hartley is the Senior Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer (ACIO) in the Office Chief Information Office (OCIO) with over 30 years of hands-on experience in directing and managing complex enterprise-level IT environments. As the Senior ACIO, Ms. Hartley currently supports the Department’s CIO in the establishing and maintaining the Department’s Information Management Technology (IMT) strategies and their alignment with the OCIO’s implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) within the DOI IMT community.
Previously, Ms. Hartley was the Associate DCIO for OCIO’s Service Delivery responsible for delivering information technology (IT) services in a shared services environment across the Department of the Interior (DOI). Her experience includes planning, budgeting, developing and implementing information technology solutions to address business IT Services for Department of the Interior and other Federal Agencies. At the OCIO, her oversight includes IT Security Operations, Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure Hosting, Telecommunications, Customer Support Center, and other IT Support Services. Ms. Hartley has spent her career providing IT Services and ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve complex business issues while managing costs and risks.
In 2007, Ms. Hartley was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Business Center (now know as the Interior Business Center) providing critical infrastructure technology support for multiple lines of business in Finance, Human Resources, Acquisition, and Aviation Management. Combined together, these lines of businesses provide services to not only DOI's offices and bureaus, but to over 150 government agencies, in a shared service model in support of better government.