The National Archives and Records Administration has a plan in place to retrain the records management workforce and make it easier for agencies to buy the tools they’ll need to make the transition to fully electronic records.
A governmentwide push toward electronic records reduce storage costs and make it easier for members of the public to access archived information.
The plan covers records management oversight, digitizing 500 million pages of records, and improving NARA hiring practices.
Steve Grewal joined the General Services Administration as its new deputy chief information officer after spending the last four years at the Education Department.
Roughly 90 percent of agencies said they will meet the governmentwide deadline to manage all permanent and temporary email electronically by Dec. 31, 2016. The National Archives and Records Administration said it will release a new email success criteria tool to help agencies measure their success and progress in complying with records management requirements.
NARA finds the Federal Government does not consistently manage its records and information – particularly its electronic records – well enough to meet business needs, protect rights or assure accountability, and ensure the continued preservation and access of permanently valuable records. Laurence Brewer is the Director of the Life Cycle Management Division at NARA explains