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Recent studies pertaining to the Department of the Interior, undertaken by the National Academy of Public Administration

?	Towards More Meaningful Performance Measures for Historic Preservation
?	Saving Our History: A review of national Park Cultural Resource Programs
?	A Green compass: Institutional Options for Developing a National System of Environmental Indicator
December, 2007
?	Back to the Future: A Review of the National Historic Preservation Program


The Mission of the Department of the Interior (DOI) is to protect and provide access to our Nation's natural and cultural heritage and honor our trust responsibilities to Indian Tribes and our commitments to island communities.

Interior has established five Departmental goals that encompass the major responsibilities of the Department. These goals provide a framework for the strategic plans of Interior's bureaus. The Departmental goals are as follows:

  • Resource Protection - Protect the Nation's Natural, Cultural, and Heritage Resources
  • Resource Use - Manage Resources to Promote Responsible Use and Sustain a Dynamic Economy
  • Recreation - Provide recreation opportunities for America
  • Serving Communities - Safeguard lives, property and assets, advance scientific knowledge, and improve the quality of life for communities we serve
  • Management Excellence - Manage the Department to be highly skilled, accountable, modern, functionally integrated, citizen-centered and result-oriented

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Department/Agency Specific Prune Job Profiles:
Department of Interior, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Department of Interior, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management