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The Office of Enterprise Information (OEI) provides the critical information management and technology (IMT) foundation for the US Geological Survey (USGS) science mission.  

This is accomplished by implementing advances in IMT capabilities and using them to facilitate research, data gathering, analysis and modeling, scientific collaboration, knowledge management, and work processes.  OEI oversees a broad suite of activities that support information discovery and delivery and ensures collection, storage, sharing, preservation, and publication of scientific data according to Federal laws and regulations.  Additionally, OEI leads critical initiatives such as the Department of Interior (DOI) Federal IT Acquisitions Reform Act (FITARA) and Cloud Hosting for the USGS.

Program Component and Services:

Chief Technology Office: Provides strategic direction on IMT as well as coordination of enterprise activities across the Bureau, serves as liaison on mission requirements, service catalog, and service level agreements.

End User Services: Provides Active Directory, configuration management and asset management services; manages the USGS Service Desk; provides desktop support at most major USGS locations, provides development and maintenance of administrative electronic forms and applications.

Enterprise Infrastructure: Provides fully integrated and secure, end-to-end telecommunications services for wide area and local area networking, wireless, voice, video, and radio to the USGS; provides both enterprise level and local USGS Science Center support via service level agreements for a variety of IT services including  data storage solutions, SharePoint development and maintenance, and web infrastructure; and provides cloud hosting services.  

Information Management & Delivery: Oversees USGS compliance with mandates defined by public law, the Office of Management and Budget, the National Archives and Records Administration, DOI, and other official sources. Manages distribution of science and business partner products through the USGS Online Store. Also serves as the USGS contact for the Freedom of Information Act, Federal records, and Section 508.

Information Security: Assists the USGS science mission by protecting the integrity of information provided to mission functions of the USGS, partner organizations, and the public. Helps assure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of the USGS scientific data by overseeing implementation of security controls and requirements balanced with science mission needs.

Publications

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Year Published: 2012

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act( FOIA), 5 U.S.C.§ 552, as amended, generally provides that any person has a right to request access to Federal agency records. The USGS proactively promotes information disclosure as inherent to its mission of providing objective science to inform decisionmakers and the general public. USGS scientists...

Newman, D.J.
Freedom of Information Act; 2012; USGS Unnumbered Series; Newman, D.J.

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Freedom of Information Act-Employee responsibilities

The Freedom of Information Act( FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended, generally provides that any person has a right to request access to Federal agency records. The USGS proactively promotes information disclosure as inherent to its mission of providing objective science to inform decisionmakers and the general public. USGS scientists...

Newman, David J.
Freedom of Information Act-Employee responsibilities; 2012; GIP; 140; Newman, David J.

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Preserving science for the ages--USGS data rescue

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a steward for over 130 years of rich, diverse natural science and information resources. We document one-of-a-kind observations of natural phenomena and cultural impacts on our changing world. In order for society to deal with national and global trends, the USGS must enable access and use of legacy,...

Wippich, Carol
Preserving science for the ages--USGS data rescue; 2012; FS; 2012-3078; Wippich, Carol