Deputy Assistant Secretary
Public Safety, Resource Protection and Emergency Services
U.S. Department of the Interior
The focus of this joint oversight hearing is a June 27, 2013 report released by the Office of the Inspector General claiming the U.S. Park Police could not account for government-issued firearms. The report highlights troubling problems with how the Park Police tracks and secures its firearms inventory, the current approaches taken by senior Park Police management to oversee firearms acquisition and inventory controls, and how Park Police firearms custodians and other personnel have not been properly trained. The joint oversight hearing will also examine the ten recommendations identified by the Inspector General's Office for U.S. Park Police to improve its management of its firearms inventory.
After correspondence and two staff briefings with the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Park Service (NPS) on the decades of systemic mismanagement of natural and cultural resources at......
Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced final revisions to regulations governing the petition process under the Endangered Species Act (......
Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued the final rule to create a Native Hawaiian government. The rule, which is highly disputed and raises difficult constitutional issues, includes new adm......