Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
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.
Federal agencies are required to prepare various privacy reports that describe agency privacy compliance activities and show how the agency meets Federal privacy requirements.
Annual FISMA SAOP Report
Federal agencies submit the annual Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP) report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as required under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). The SAOP report documents findings from privacy program reviews and compliance activities. OMB annual reports to Congress on Federal agency implementation of the FISMA are available on the OMB Office of E-Government & Information Technology website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/e-gov/docs/.
Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the E-Government Act of 2002
Federal agencies submit annual reports to OMB for the Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the E-Government Act of 2002 that includes descriptions of agency compliance with the privacy provisions of the E-Government Act. The Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the E-Government Act of 2002 is available on the OMB Office of E-Government & Information Technology website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/e-gov/docs/. DOI annual submissions to OMB for the Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the E-Government Act of 2002 may be viewed at E-gov site.
ISE Annual Report to the Congress
Federal agencies submit annual reports to the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) for the ISE Annual Report to the Congress in accordance with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. This annual report includes a section dedicated to protecting privacy, civil liberties and civil rights and meeting compliance requirements and Administration performance goals for information sharing and safeguarding. The ISE Annual Report to the Congress is available to members of the general public on the ISE website at http://www.ise.gov/annual-report/.