The Department of the Interior's Computerized Resources Information Bank

EMD-78-17: Published: Jul 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1978.

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The Department of the Interior is the principal agency of the government responsible for managing mineral resources and has a major role in formulating mineral policy. Within the Geological Survey, the Computerized Resources Information Bank (CRIB) stores basic data on geology, mines, and commodities and retrieves the information for use in mineral resource analysis.

CRIB is incomplete, inaccurate, outdated, and lacks data and management support. A viable information system is needed to help officials perform the survey's most important minerals policy advisory role, analysis of long-term mineral resource availability.

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