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 …

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 …

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 …