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.
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.