[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 141 (Monday, July 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43106-43107]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17914]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary


Tribal Consultation Sessions--Department of the Interior 
Information Technology Infrastructure Consolidation and 
Reorganization--Amendment

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and 
Budget, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meetings; Amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management 
and Budget hosted a tribal consultation session on June 13, 2012, at 
the Office of the Special Trustee in Albuquerque, NM. This amendment 
includes additional tribal consultation sessions. The purpose of the 
sessions is to obtain tribal input on the 2012 Information Technology 
transformation realignment proposal as well as on how Information 
Technology transformation should be implemented in the coming years.

DATES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
dates of the tribal consultation sessions. We will consider all 
comments received by close of business on August 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
locations of the tribal consultation sessions. Submit comments by email 
to: ITT_consultation@ios.doi.gov or by U.S. mail to: IT Transformation 
Comments, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Mail Stop 7454, MIB, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Jackson, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Technology, Information and Business Services, (202) 208-
7966.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary for Policy, 
Management and Budget will be hosting the following tribal consultation 
sessions and invites tribal leaders to participate:

                          Consultation Schedule
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             Date                      Time               Location
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August 14, 2012...............  1:30 p.m.-3:30     National Indian
                                 p.m..              Programs Training
                                                    Center, 1011 Indian
                                                    School Road NW.,
                                                    Suite 254,
                                                    Albuquerque, NM
                                                    87104.
August 21, 2012...............  1:30 p.m.-3:30     Hilton Sacramento
                                 p.m..              Arden West, 2200
                                                    Harvard Street,
                                                    Sacramento, CA
                                                    95815.
August 23, 2012...............  1:30 p.m.-3:30     Mystic Lake Casino
                                 p.m..              Hotel, 2400 Mystic
                                                    Lake Boulevard,
                                                    Prior Lake, MN
                                                    55372.
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    The agenda topics for each session will be:

Overview of IT Transformation Reorganization and Consolidation Proposal
IT Transformation and Indian Preference Positions
IT Transformation and Native-owned business contracting strategy
IT Transformation Customer Council and Ensuring Service Delivery

    A brief description of each of the topics is provided below. 
Additional information is posted at: http://www.doi.gov/ocio/it-transformation.cfm.
    Overview of IT Transformation Reorganization and Consolidation 
Proposal: The Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget is 
seeking tribal input on the current proposal to transfer IT 
infrastructure personnel, assets, and contracts from bureaus and 
offices to a newly established IT Shared Service Center in the Office 
of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
    IT Transformation and Indian Preference Positions: Although 
analysis is still underway to determine the final number of impacted 
positions, approximately 125 Indian Preference positions would be 
transferred to the OCIO from the Assistant Secretary for Indian 
Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and 
Office of Special Trustee. It is DOI's intention to maintain all of 
these positions as Indian Preference in the IT Shared Service Center. 
The Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget is seeking 
tribal input on the proposed approach to transfer Indian Preference 
positions into the IT Shared Service Center.
    IT Transformation and Native-owned business contracting strategy: 
The Department of the Interior is committed to ensuring that Native-
owned businesses will be engaged in the implementation of IT 
transformation. The Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and 
Budget seeks tribal input on the IT transformation contracting strategy 
as it relates to Native-owned businesses.
    IT Transformation Customer Council and Ensuring Service Delivery: 
To ensure that bureau and office IT infrastructure needs are met to 
ensure mission continuity, a Customer Council will be established. The 
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget seeks tribal 
input on how the Customer Council is established and operated to ensure 
responsiveness to tribes' needs.

Rhea Suh,
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget.
[FR Doc. 2012-17914 Filed 7-20-12; 8:45 am]
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