Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
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.