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Who We Are

The IA–OIT organization is comprised of approximately 300 staff members, about 60% of whom are Federal employees. These individuals dedicate themselves to accomplishing the IA–OIT mission and achieving FY 2013 objectives. IA–OIT employees work throughout the nation servicing desktop computers, printers, network equipment, file/print servers, land mobile radio, Geospatial Information Systems, and other IT equipment.

A core support group of about half of IA–OIT employees are found in Reston, Virginia. Support outside of the Washington, D.C., area is supervised by four Zone Managers and twelve Field Support Managers stationed at or near twelve major BIA locations (Regional Offices) throughout the nation. The secondary data center is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is co-located in our regional office. Approximately 83 IA–OIT employees can be found in twelve regional offices and approximately 90 agencies, but other locations also have direct IA–OIT support, such as the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, and several irrigation projects found on Indian Trust land throughout the West. Our staff in Corbin, Virginia, and Reston, Virginia; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and twelve regional offices handles IT support for the 59 BIE-operated schools. Additionally, the IA–OIT office provided Wide Area Network management services to two Native American Colleges, Haskell University and Southwest Indian Polytechnical Institute (SIPI).