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).
Department Wide Prohibition Against the Acquisition of Interrogation or Human Intelligence Services
June 16, 2004
Department of the Interior Acquisition Policy Release (DIAPR) 2004-05
SUBJECT: Department Wide Prohibition Against the Acquisition of Interrogation or Human Intelligence Services
This policy release establishes Department Wide policy prohibiting the acquisition of certain services, as specified below.
2. Effective Date:
This policy release is effective upon issuance.
3. Expiration Date:
This policy release shall remain in effect until the following policy is formally incorporated into the Departmental Manual under the Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulation.
Effective immediately, Department of the Interior contracting personnel are prohibited from acquiring by contract, inter-agency acquisition, grant, cooperative agreement, or other vehicles, interrogation or human intelligence services regardless of dollar value, for internal or external customers. Specifically, this includes any requirements related to interrogation, screening of foreign detainees, and/or linguists and translators associated with the interrogation or screening process.
Contracting officers are required to consult with their respective Chief of Contracting Office or Bureau Procurement Chief whenever there is a question as to whether any incoming requisitions fall into the catagories covered by this policy.
5. Action Required:
Bureau Procurement Chiefs shall provide a copy of this policy to all procurement and contracting personnel employees in their bureaus.
Please contact Patricia Corrigan of this office on 202-208-1906 if you have any questions regarding the above policy.