When the Obama administration transfers 12 terabytes of data to the National Archives and Records Administration, it’ll underscore the importance of federal records and records management. Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Rob Efrus of Efrus Federal Advisors, for some insight.
April Chen, the senior product manager for Iron Mountain, explains how process, protection and people need to come together to better manage records and data.
Some documents related to veterans’ disability claims are getting thrown out at Veterans Affairs regional offices, but the VA and its inspector general disagree whether the problem is a systemic issue or one that can be explained by human error.
Michael Jeffries, the chief information officer of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, said version 2 of the agency’s e-file system is based on user feedback and needs.
Agencies need data of all types and sources available for applications they might not have yet thought of. This year’s email mandate is only the beginning.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members criticized IRS leaders Wednesday for the agency’s inability to preserve its employees’ emails.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and 18 other members of his committee, introduced a resolution calling for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s impeachment. Koskinen said his agency has made some progress in improving accountability and communication in the wake of IRS scandals.
Agencies have until the end of 2016 to store all email records electronically — and until 2019 to store all electronic records in their original formats. Most agencies tell the National Archives and Records Administration they’ll meet those deadlines. But the line between what’s considered a federal record and what’s not is getting blurry. Jason R. Baron is of counsel at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation at NARA. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some best practices federal employees can use at a time when Tweets, texts and even Snapchats are often government records.
Tyler Morris and April Chen, with Iron Mountain Government Services, join host John Gilroy to discuss a recent survey that looks at the records management challenges facing federal IT officials. June 17
The agencies that account for 90 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests received by the federal government continue to struggle in processing those requests in a timely manner, according to a new report from the Center for Effective Government.