Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
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.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
The attacks of September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, and the continued threat of terrorism has mandated the development of a cadre of professionals across the government who possess a broad understanding of our Nation's national security objectives beyond their own agency's missions. The National Security Professional Development (NSPD) Program ensures current and future professionals in national security positions possess the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to lead and execute coordinated, effective national security operations.
The Department of the Interior is one of seventeen federal agencies participating in the NSPD. The Department has indentified SES and GS 13-15 employees responsible for becoming National Security Professionals (NSP) to help carry out the goals of the NSPD Program.
The goal of the NSPD is to ensure that national security professionals:
Better understand partner organizational objectives and mission requirements, interdependencies and synergies between the public and private sectors, and different organizational cultures
Transcend organizations, levels of government, missions, and specific national security disciplines
Improve their overall capability to safeguard national security in a dynamic risk environment