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.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
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.
To be the premier provider of information assurance services for systems supporting both Department of the Interior (DOI), OCIO and the federal community at large.
Information assurance is more than completing a checklist.
To serve as a trusted advisor to the federal community by provisioning sound security services that balance the business need with the security risk while ensuring compliance with federal regulations.
OCIO's Information Systems Security Line of Business Center of Excellence (ISSLOB COE) provides Information Assurance and Security services to the Federal government. As an ISSLOB, OCIO is able to provide security subject matter expertise to Federal government agencies in an efficient, cost-effective manner. OCIO provides Information Security services through a proven engagement methodology that ensures customer readiness and efficient delivery, minimizing impact to your technology support teams.
The OCIO ISSLOB uses NIST/FIPS compliant methodologies and processes in the delivery of services. Supported by an extensive library of regulatory content, our information assurance experts provide consistent, comprehensive engagement deliverables.
The OCIO ISSLOB offers:
Assessment and Authorization (A&A)
Pre-Assessment Document Preparation
New System Assessment and Authorization
In-flight Annual Reviews
CP/DR Test, Compliance Verification (Optional)
Continuous Monitoring Program
Annual Control Process Development
Annual Control Review Services
Configuration Management Process Development
Security Impact Analysis Process Development
Vulnerability Scanning Services
The OCIO ISSLOB COE is positioned to provide C&A services to DOI and federal government agencies. As an OMB designated ISSLOB, work is initiated through an Inter-Agency Agreement (IAA) with the Interior Business Center Line of Business.
No separate contract is required. No sole source justification is required.
The IAA will reference an agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding, with supporting Proposal, Statement of Work and Rules of Engagement documents. Authority Under Which C&A is Provided: Economy Act - 31 USC 1535 and Working Capital Fund, 43 USC 1467, 1468.
The OCIO is an office of the Department of the Interior with the authority to cross-service other Federal agencies for general business and management services. OCIO has more than thirty years of experience providing quality service and innovative solutions to meet Federal customers' business and management needs. The OCIO's 1700 professionals have been providing business solutions to a customer base of more than 150 government agencies in a shared service environment since 1978. With unsurpassed knowledge of the 'business of government', our workforce's core competency is cross-servicing government customers. OCIO employs subject matter experts across multiple Lines of Business (LOBs), which allows OCIO to deliver services to other Federal agencies more efficiently, effectively, and economically than they can for themselves.