U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
The mission of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) National Operations Center (NOC) in Denver, Colorado, is to provide effective and efficient internal operational and technical program support to our stakeholders in upholding the overall BLM mission of sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The center’s 350 employees and 100 contractors contribute to the overall BLM mission by providing operational and technical support in several key areas, including human resources, information technology, geospatial services, finance, and acquisition. These services are delivered through four divisions (or business lines):
The NOC’s services support field operations, focus on national-level solutions, and continually provide sound, technical expertise throughout the BLM.
Unconstrained by administrative and geographic boundaries, the NOC plays a key role to provide technical support and information necessary for the BLM to manage across broad landscapes. Whether talking about improved business functions, human capital management, information technology advances, or rapidly changing needs to improve science integration to better inform decisions, the NOC is standing by to assist BLM employees in gaining more mobility and greater flexibility to work where needed in the best interest of land stewardship and community partnerships.
The services provided by the NOC also have a significant impact on local and national economies. Based on the 2011 labor/operations budget, the NOC supported approximately 1,240 jobs in Colorado during fiscal year 2011, corresponding to more than $80 million in labor income.