Entity: Department of the Interior

Did our government spend big bucks to install Big Buck Hunter? We’re going to find out.

September 21, 2017
On September 19, 2017, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke posted several tweets that he installed the arcade video game “Big Buck Hunter” in the Department of Interior’s cafeteria. Zinke has posted several tweets since describing the game and included images of himself playing the game during work hours.

DOI Political Appointee Resumes and Titles

August 31, 2017
Resumes and job titles for political appointees at the Department of the Interior during the first months of the Trump administration in early 2017. This file includes two productions from DOI - one from June 7, 2017 with the names, titles, and resumes of political appointees; and one from August 31, 2017 with the names and resumes of career employees who were detailed into other positions.

FOIA Request to DOI Seeking Communications with Non-Government Parties Regarding Border Wall Construction at National Wildlife Refuge

August 30, 2017
FOIA request to the Department of the Interior seeking agency officials' communications with non-government parties about construction along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

No Records Response from DOI Regarding Ethics Waivers Provided to Political Appointees

July 25, 2017
No records response from DOI regarding ethics waivers provided to political appointees.

No Records Response from DOI SOL regarding OGE’s ethics data call

July 25, 2017
The Office of Solicitor within the Department of Interior stated that it had no records related to the Office of Government Ethics data call. OGE requested records regarding ethics waivers for political appointees and American Oversight sought those responses.