Information governance: Putting the teeth into records management

Agencies are under the gun to meet the Dec. 31 deadline to manage all permanent and temporary email in an accessible, electronic format. Earlier this year, agen...


That’s the good news.

But managing records is more than just email–though it feels like many times all we talk about is email as the only federal record.

There are a host of other pieces and parts that agencies need to bring under control to really take improve how they conduct their business electronically.

Records are not just records, but they are data and information. And agencies need to manage all of it from a holistic approach.

It involves technology, information governance, workflow, cybersecurity and, of course, leadership.

And then there is the budget challenge.

All of these factors are forcing agencies to think differently about records management.



Jason MillerJason Miller, Federal News Radio

Jason Miller is an executive editor and reporter with Federal News Radio. As executive editor, Jason helps direct the news coverage of the station and works with reporters to ensure a broad range of coverage of federal technology, procurement, finance and human resource news.As a reporter, Jason focuses mainly on technology and procurement issues, including cybersecurity, e-government and acquisition policies and programs.



Mike Lewis photoMichael Lewis, Vice President and General Manager, Iron Mountain Government Services

Michael J. Lewis leads Iron Mountain’s portfolio of business for the Federal Government sector, currently providing products and services designed to meet the specific information management needs of agencies. Lewis brings more than 30 years’ general management and   14 years government experience in the federal sector, managing key agency relationships and overseeing product and service development. He joined Iron Mountain from Computer Sciences Corporation (now CSRA), where he served as general manager for the Defense Health Agency business. Prior to that, Lewis spent 23 years with Siemens in a variety of strategic leadership roles, including senior vice president of sales and general manager for the public sector for Siemens Enterprise Communications Group. He has also held senior level roles with GE and IBM.

Lewis holds a bachelor of business administration degree in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has completed several executive management programs at Babson College, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and the GE Management development program. He is an active speaker, mentor, and volunteer with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and company veteran affinity groups assisting officers with their transition to the private sector.

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