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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-208

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

For additional information, e-mail the NNEMS Fellowship Program

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Environmental Management and Administration

Preferred Project Period:
5/10/10 - 7/30/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Correspondence Automation and Tracking Computer Software

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Environmental Information-RTP, Office of Technology Operations & Planning, National Computer Center

Project Overview:
Environmental management involves management of the interaction between people and their impact on the environment. The three main issues that affect managers are those that involve politics (networking), programs (projects) and resources (money and facilities).

As with all management functions, effective management tools, standards, and systems are required. Workflow systems are designed to automate, standardize, and streamline necessary business processes. The sponsoring office plans to increase organizational productivity by integrating comprehensive standard operating procedures with automated workflow capabilities. Under this project, the fellow will participate in the development of a small to medium custom database application using complete software development lifecycle process. Work accomplished will comply with established standard operating procedures and adhere to Agency business practices. Research efforts could focus on the overall understanding of the interconnected and network of relationships of this environment, available software tools and technologies, and application testing and analysis to certify functionality. Additional work could include technical writing.

Project Goals:
The fellow working on this project can expect to increase his or her knowledge of the software development lifecycle, software functionality, beta testing, quality assurance review, usability testing and technical writing. Research completed under this fellowship could inform a master's thesis or other education requirement.

Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a final report summarizing his or her findings.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Officer Information

Shawna Green Whitehurst
Office of Environmental InformationRTP, Office of Technology Operations & Planning, National Computer Center

Office Mission/Responsibility

The Office of Technology Operations and Planning (OTOP) is part of EPA's Office of Environmental Information (OEI). OTOP manages EPA's information technology (IT) infrastructure, supporting the Agency's information systems and information products. OTOP also develops and implements IT policies, plans, and strategies for information security, investment management, and workforce training and development.

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