Department of Energy and Defense

Since 1997, IDT has been gaining a reputation for innovative solutions to complex national problems. In fact, IDT has employed over 200 PhD's working on various Department of Energy and Defense projects.

The Department of Energy has also hired IDT Services to work on various projects for them. For example, IDT was hired to plan a 350 miles rail spur through Nevada. IDT provided the vast majority of land use planning data-sets, utilizing GIS and 3D modeling tools and integrating federal, state, and local data down to the individual parcel level. IDT integrated its team with many transportation experts in order to create one of the most detailed digital datasets ever developed for a potential railroad.

The objectives of the land ownership investigations were to provide the Department of Energy with:

1. An update to land ownership data for the entire Caliente Rail Corridor and potential ballast quarry areas;

2. A findings paper on the land ownership of the abandoned Union Pacific (UP) rail line in Meadow Valley;

3. A status update paper on potential lands that would be identified in association with the Lincoln County Conservation , Recreation, and Development Act of 2004.

In order to fulfill these objectives, IDT was required to perform specific tasks outlined in their contracts. For example, IDT was to update GIS datasets for private-land ownership, patented mining claims, easements over non-private land, and right-of-way reservations along the Caliente Rail Alignment and at potential quarry sites. They also researched all available information, including city, Lincoln County, and BLM information, on the land ownership, easements, and for ROWR status of the abandoned Union Pacific rail line. IDT was responsible for creating preliminary maps and a summary technical memorandum for each BLM grazing permittee that present project impacts and potential mitigation measures identified during the on-site meeting. IDT delivered information to the DOE and BLM for review and comment, including route alternatives and other mitigation measures.

These are only a few of the tasks IDT performed in order to fulfill the Department of Energy's project objectives, but they give a general example of IDT's work and abilities.

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