Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
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.
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.