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.
OCIO develops and implements customized Internet based applications geared towards increasing productivity, improving business processes, disseminating critical information, and reducing operational costs in the Federal workplace.
Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your Agency’s business processes with OCIO’s customized eApplications Solutions
Our portfolio contains samples of customized applications that have been developed by the OCIO for the Department of the Interior and its bureaus. These innovative and flexible eApplications can be created to suit your needs and are designed in compliance with Federal government requirements to grow and evolve with your organization.
The OCIO provides support throughout the entire software life cycle, from conception until the system is retired. We work together with our customers during the implementation and deployment, and provide post-implementation Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services.
We provide Web Solutions to support your organization, allowing you to focus time and resources on what you do best: your core mission.
To guarantee that our clients’ business and operational needs are met, we provide project planning, coordination and administration support through the OCIO Project Management Office (PMO). The OCIO PMO is staffed with Federal employees who are Certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs). They provide the framework to ensure that projects are given the oversight and attention to realize a successful development, implementation, and deployment.
System Analysis and Design
Current business processes and use cases are analyzed in detail. We construct a detailed design, providing a static and dynamic view of all system modules. All system features –providing roles and responsibilities of the feature, performance requirements that the feature is expected to meet, functionality of all feature operations, roles of required parameters and pertinent variables and the return values for feature operations – are fully documented in a system design document.
Graphical User Interface Design (GUI)
For each customer, the OCIO will design the basic layout and presentation of information and will develop the data flow of information throughout the Web application for ease-of-use. The resulting design will help to ensure efficient future development and maintenance as well as accessibility compliance with Section 508.
We develop software code to implement modules, features, and functions of the Web application. The code is developed according to a customer approved system design or software specification document.
We perform unit testing for all modules and features.
We integrate all modules and test the system build.
We provide updated documentation and user manuals reflecting the baseline and/or enhanced change(s).
The OCIO offers hosting services for eApplications that include full redundancy backup and disaster recovery plans to support 24 x 7 application availability.
We provide a secure processing facility, maintenance of the hardware and operating system, and provision of operations and management services over the environment.