A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The Office of Acquisition and Property Management coordinates Department-wide implementation of Federal policy and regulations for acquisition; financial assistance (grants and cooperative agreements); and real, personal and museum property. The office also directs activities in a number of other essential areas including motor vehicle fleet management, space management, energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy programs, and capital planning for real and personal property assets.
Acquisition and Financial Assistance - The office provides oversight and policy direction for the Department’s acquisition and financial assistance programs that are collectively responsible for transactions totaling nearly 50 percent of the Department of the Interior’s appropriated budget; and administers the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting, the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer Technical Representatives, and the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers programs. The office also administers the Department’s Suspension and Debarment program, which protects the integrity of Interior’s procurement and non-procurement activities and supports the prevention of poor performance, fraud, waste and abuse.
Facility and Property Management – The office develops and implements Department-wide policies to assure accountability for Government-owned real and personal property including:
Over one million government-owned personal property items valued in excess of $1.7 billion.
Approximately 43,000 buildings and 75,000 structures, valued at more than $240 billion, as well as nearly every type of asset found in a local community. Many of these assets have historic or cultural significance that not only support Interior’s mission but are important to our Nation’s heritage.
More than 188 million museum objects including artwork, artifacts, documents, and scientific specimens.
Over 21,000 Government furnished quarters, approximately 10,100 of which are Interior-owned and operated.
Approximately 33,000 Government-owned and leased motor vehicles.
Reduction of energy consumption at DOI facilities through energy conservation activities.
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by DOI.
Automated Systems – The office plans, develops, and implements Department-wide automated systems to manage procurement, financial assistance, museum collections, and facility and property management functions. The office also serves as system owner for the Interior Collections Management System, the Interior Asset Disposal System and the Facility Maintenance Management System; and is a co-system owner for the Financial and Business Management System.