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.
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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.
The Department of the Interior's (DOI) Enterprise Architecture (EA) program fulfills multiple Federal mandates related to planning and managing information technology (IT) investments and ensures the DOI's compliance with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Federal Transition Framework (FTF), and responds to regular EA maturity assessments performed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and OMB.
The EA program is led by the Performance, Planning, and Architecture Division (PPAD) that reports directly to the Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer (ADCIO) for Service Planning and Management (SPM) within the Office of the Secretary (OS). The DOI EA program provides strategic planning, business analysis, and decision support services. Through these services, the program helps DOI plan and implement business and information technology (IT) solutions and guide its IT investment portfolio.
The DOI EA program provides information and capabilities that support numerous DOI programs, with current and planned uses for the DOI EA including:
Supporting strategic planning and alignment of business and IRM goals and objectives
Maintaining baseline and target architecture information in a centralized repository
Ensuring IT projects align with the Enterprise Architecture
Defining a performance management framework for measuring success of initiatives
Supporting Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) processes and activities
Supporting investment technical review and approval
Identifying technical and process improvement opportunities
Supporting Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) processes
Supporting information security management processes
Identifying opportunities for collaboration, reuse, data sharing and consolidation
Documenting enterprise service capabilities available for use across the Department
Defining, publishing, and enforcing compliance with architectural standards
Ensuring alignment with relevant cross-agency and government-wide initiatives
Developing and instituting governance structures & processes
Collaborating with business and management functions across DOI to develop:
The DOI EA program engages with business leaders to develop value-added plans for improving mission delivery. These plans are developed through processes derived from the Federal Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM) along with the guidance contained in the Common Approach for Federal Enterprise Architecture. To date, DOI has developed the following modernization blueprints:
Human Resources Management
Management Planning and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)
The DOI EA program collaborates with Capital Planning Investment Control representatives in the development of segment roadmaps. The segment roadmaps enable previously developed blueprints and are living documents that identify and monitor projects across a 5 year time frame. DOI is currently developing the following segment roadmaps: