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.
The goals of E-Government are to use information technology to:
Make it easy for citizens to obtain services and interact,
Improve government efficiency and effectiveness, and
Improve government's responsiveness to citizens.
Interior is the Managing Partner agency for Geospatial Line of Business (LoB) and is one of the OMB-designated Shared Services Providers (SSP) for the Financial Management LoB and the Human Resources LoB initiatives.
Provides stewardship of 18 data themes as listed in OMB Circular A-16.
Recommends a set of common government-wide solutions that serve the Nation's interests, and the core missions of Federal agencies and their partners, through more effective and efficient development, provisioning, and interoperability of geospatial data, technologies and services.
DOI Human Resources LoB Shared Services Center (SSC)
The Interior Business Center (IBC) is an OMB-designated SSP; one of four Providers for epayroll and one of six Providers for Human Resources systems and solutions for HRLOB;
Provides government-wide, modern, cost-effective, standardized, integrated and interoperable HR systems and solutions to increase operational efficiencies.
Provides high quality, comprehensive personnel and payroll solutions through the Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS), comprehensive payroll operations services, an analytical and reporting tool (DataMart), and other related HR systems and services, including Drug and Alcohol Testing.
DOI Financial Management LoB Shared Services Center (SSC)
IBC is an OMB-designated Shared Services Providers (SSP) (i.e. one of four) of financial and business management solutions.
Provides core financial management services to all DOI bureaus and 25 non-DOI Federal agencies, and benefits to customers from economies of scale by sharing licensing, hosting, security and system audit costs with other customers.
Provides access to IBC's Federal financial management expertise and to value-added services such as general accounting, financial statement preparation, transaction processing, eTravel, procurement, asset management, and quarters management.
Annual E-Government Reports
The annual E-Government report highlights significant accomplishments made by Interior in support of the President's E-Government initiatives.