Records management

  • NARA’s new IT governance structure merges strange bedfellows

    Swarnali Haldar, the chief information officer for NARA, said her goal is to simplify how and who makes the decisions around IT programs.

  • Jason R. Baron, Lawyer, Drinker Biddle

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal email account for almost all her correspondence. So far, there is no record that those emails ever made it to any kind of records management infrastructure at the State Department. Jason Baron a lawyer at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how federal employees should treat their email correspondence to stay out of any potential trouble.

  • Data retention & records management

    Kevin Walsh, director of Iron Mountain Government Services joins host John Gilroy to discuss records management in the federal government. July 22, 2014

  • Agencies receive failing grades for processing FOIA requests

    The Center for Effective Government evaluated how well the 15 agencies that receive 90 percent of all Freedom of Information Act requests from the public process those requests. It found most of those agencies receive poor or failing grades in how they are implementing FOIA.

  • OPM wants to know who’s in charge of agency records management

    The Office of Personnel Management is calling on federal managers to help streamline the records management process by identifying which positions do what.

  • White House pressed to fix ‘broken’ declassification system

    The Public Interest Declassification Board wants high-level attention to address ever-increasing shortcomings in the way agencies classify and declassify documents. The system is considered by many broken and now is being inundated by electronic records. The National Declassification Center has completed equity referral quality assurance on 278 million pages, and completed all processing of more than 118 million pages of this backlog.

  • Lawmakers question officials’ use of personal, secret email accounts

    Current and former Obama administration officials’ use of personal email addresses and secret, secondary email accounts to conduct official business came under scrutiny Tuesday at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said her use of a secret account was to do her job more efficiently.

  • Healthcare IT and interoperability

    Doctor Doug Fridsma, chief science officer for HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will discuss how interoperability will make it easier to share health information. April 2, 2013

  • Declassification board ‘agitates’ for changes to document management

    The Public Interest Declassification Board submitted 14 recommendations to President Barack Obama at the end of November. The suggestions cover everything from moving out of the three-tiered classification system to a two-tiered process to strengthening the National Archives and Records Administration’s National Declassification Center to giving federal employees “safe harbor” protection if they adhere to a rigorous risk management process in how they perform their classification duties.

  • Iron Mountain’s Sue Trombley on updating federal records management

    The Obama administration has laid out an ambitious roadmap for agencies to phase out the use of paper records by 2020 in favor of managing nearly all records electronically. Sue Trombley, the director of consulting for Iron Mountain, joins Industry Chatter to discuss the ways the private sector can help agencies build on the government’s guidance.