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.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
OCIO telecommunication / network services provides the Department of the Interior (DOI) and other federal agencies with telecommunication and network services in conjunction with supporting hosted applications and other requested services.
OCIO telecommunication / network services responsibilities include the provisioning, billing, engineering, management, administration and troubleshooting of the following services:
Voice Network Communication Services
Voice Telecom Services
Audio Visual Services
Wide-Area Network Services (WAN)
Local-Area Network Services (LAN)
LAN-to-LAN/Client Secure Network Connectivity
Secure Remote Wireless & WiFi Connectivity
Telecommunications - Voice Network Communication Services
Integrated Digital Voice Communication (IDVC) System –hybrid phone network of 10 locations. Consists of routers, servers, network switches, voice mail systems. Local service, adds, moves, and changes, maintenance and repair, voice mail services, management of communications circuitry.
Video Teleconferencing – video teleconferencing infrastructure, system setup and training.
Telecommunications - Voice Telecom Services
Voice Telecom - Management of all calling cards and audio bridge conferencing reservations.
Telecommunications - Radio & Spectrum Telecom Services
Spectrum - Management, coordination, and protection of all spectrum used by DOI customers, Insular Areas, and external customers and includes incident/emergency support for wildland fires, hurricanes, etc. and coordination of spectrum use/protection with federal, state, local, and international agencies.
Radio - Management of enterprise technical services, enterprise projects, enterprise contracts, and the development of radio standards and architecture
Network Services Overview
Network - Wide-Area Network Services (WAN)
DOI/OCIO network services and responsibilities include the provisioning, engineering, management, administration and troubleshooting of the following Data Network services to include but not limited to: managed routers, managed WAN circuits and disaster recovery DR circuits/communication.
Network - Local-Area Network Services (LAN)
Responsibilities include the provisioning, billing, engineering, management, administration and troubleshooting of the following data telecommunication and network hardware and services to include but not limited to: internal routers, network switches, content switching with SSL acceleration, providing maintenance and network monitoring across the enterprise, secure remote wireless and WiFi connectivity as needed.