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).
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.