U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
November 16, 2007
In Reply Refer To:
1262 (500) P
EMS TRANSMISSION 11/19/2007
Instruction Bulletin No. 2008-014
To: All SDs, ADs
Attn: CIOs, Data Administrators
From: Assistant Director, Information Resources Management
Subject: Office of Management and Budget Circular A-119 – 2007 Annual Reporting Requirement DD: 12/7/2007
Program Area: All
Purpose: This directive requests input for the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-119 (Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards) – 2007 Annual Report, as requested by the Department of the Interior, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Policy/Action: In order to comply with this requirement, we request your input by December 7, 2007.
Please be aware that while the Office of the Chief Information Officer is the point of contact for consolidating this information, the reporting standards required by the National Technology Transfer Advancement Act (NTTAA) applies to all program areas. This request is not limited to information technology.
The attached guidance (Attachment 1) from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) contains the questions and associated help text for 2007.
Timeframe: Responses due by December 7, 2007.
Budget Impact: Minimal.
Background: The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (P.L. 104-113), as set forth in OMB Circular A-119 – Federal Register 63 FR 8545 requires annual reporting on the use of standards. You may review the 2006 consolidated report from DOI at: http://standards.gov. The 2006 BLM response is also attached; however, some of the questions have changed slightly since last year, so read each question carefully.
Directives Affected: None
Coordination: State Data Administrators, WO570D
Contact: Barb Kett, Division of Program Management, Denver, CO; telephone: (303) 236-4025; FAX: (303) 236-1981. Send responses via email to Barb_Kett@blm.gov.
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