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 …

Records Management and Digital Government Does Not Get Cheaper

The National Archives and Records Administration is best known for preserving centuries-old documents, like the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, but the agency is facing a different set of challenges in storing the government’s troves of emails and website records from the past couple decades. “It’s interesting to …

Moving to digital records doesn’t get cheaper; but easier to manage

The National Archives and Records Administration is best known for preserving centuries-old documents, like the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, but the agency is facing a different set of challenges in storing the government’s troves of emails and website records from the past couple decades. “It’s interesting to …

The 2022 NARA mandate has agencies thinking retention policies, storage space and IT investments

The National Archives and Records Administration released its draft FY 2018 – FY 2022 Strategic Plan, which sets a timeline for the modernization and digitization of federal records. As part of this records modernization agenda, more than 500 million pages of records are scheduled to be digitized and NARA aims to …