Department of the Interior (DOI) (Federal Agency Profiles)
ESTABLISHED: March 3, 1849
EMPLOYEES: 71,338 (1997)
ADDRESS: 1849 C St. NW Washington, DC 20240
PHONE: (202) 208-3171
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR: Bruce Babbitt
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is charged with the protection and conservation of federally owned land and water resources for the use and enjoyment of future generations. In addition, the DOI is authorized to sell, lease, and manage federal lands for the purpose of providing a source of revenue for the federal government. The DOI is also responsible for providing sound scientific analysis in order to prepare Americans for natural disasters. The DOI also serves and protects American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and the inhabitants of U.S. Pacific Island territories through the administration of land trust systems, educational programs, and economic assistance.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is a cabinet-level agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. The DOI is headed by the secretary of the interior who is responsible for the development and implementation of U.S....
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