Analytics and visualization for city governments

Cities have always been active collectors of data. For decades they gathered reams of information and stashed it in file cabinets and on hard disks, where most of it sat until someone made a deliberate effort to look it up. Today, government decision-makers can’t afford to let data sit. They …

Artificial intelligence used to classify electronic documents

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has become the first government agency to operate wholly in the cloud – and is now using the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to automatically classify records and documents.  The project, called RADICAL (Record and Document Innovation and Capture – Artificial Learning), …

NARA’s electronic records management deadline is approaching

We’re past the midway point of 2019 and the next records management deadline is rapidly approaching. Agencies have little time to ensure compliance with the mandates set by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) over six years ago. In order to reduce agencies’ reliance on paper-based processes, NARA issued …

Analog Records Management Challenges

Each year, the National Archives and Records Administration releases its Federal Agency Records Management (FARM) report. The 2017 version, released in August 2018, shows that agencies are mostly on track for meeting upcoming records management deadlines that will shift the government towards a more modernized, digitally inclusive state. Despite their …

An Approach to Email Records Management

Recent headlines regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of private email at the State Department, Lois Lerner’s missing emails at the IRS, along with looming deadlines for the implementation of electronic email recordkeeping from the Office of Management and Budget highlight urgency surrounding the management of federal email records.  The Federal Records …