Interior revamps business center
The Interior Department’s National Business Center has been restructured and is now the Interior Business Center, according to a Dec. 6 announcement.
Officials say the restructuring will allow the center to operate more efficiently. The shared-services provider offers business solutions to Interior and other federal agencies.
“The new, streamlined Interior Business Center focuses on delivering a core set of complementary business services in the areas of human resources, acquisition, financial management and indirect cost services,” said Rhea Suh, the department’s assistant secretary for policy, management and budget, in a statement.
Suh said Interior officials surveyed customers and employees, conducted strategic assessments, and met with focus groups to find ways to transform the center. The department is taking a phased, cost-sensitive approach to the transition.
Center officials have until Dec. 31 to send Suh plans for assuming responsibility for awarding IT contracts that all bureaus and offices can use.
“The organization has positioned itself on a strategic path toward becoming the premier shared-services provider for Interior and for other parts of the federal government,” Suh said.
Matthew Weigelt is a former FCW senior writer who covered acquisition and procurement.