electronic records

  • NARA to suspend development of ERA starting in 2012

    The agency is deciding whether or not to move forward with the contract option for operations and maintenance with Lockheed Martin. GAO and OMB say the project has multiple problems, including more than a $200 million increase in the total cost for ERA and a lack of usage by agencies. After going through a TechStat sessions, NARA and OMB decided to stop enhancing the system and focus on use.

  • NARA brings online collections together

    New Online Public Access portal lets users search three databases in one fell swoop to access 13 million records. Archives responded to customer complaints that its electronic records were too difficult to search.

  • NARA’s Electronic Records Archive boots up

    Development is done. Now the National Archives and Records Administration’s Electronics Record Archive is headed for deployment, but not quite as originally envisioned. NARA’s Paul Wester explains.

  • New roadmap envisions electronic record-keeping by 2020

    A new White House directive provides a roadmap for agencies to phase out the use of paper record-keeping by the end of the decade. By Dec. 31, 2019, federal agencies will be required, “to the fullest extent possible,” to manage records electronically — including digital forms of communication, such as email — according to a directive from the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives and Records Administration.

  • 4 things every CIO should be paying attention to

    Austin Adams, vice president for public sector for Alfresco, highlights how agencies can improve the way they manage information in meeting a host of the administration’s requirements.