Records management

  • eRecords at risk: NARA report

    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

  • Social media challenges agency records management

    Agencies are increasingly using social media in their work. But platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer challenges to records management.

  • Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern

    The Justice Department and NARA are paying close attention to GSA, USDA and others in how they implement email and data storage on private sector clouds. Agencies should address potential data storage, collection and access issues during the development of the solicitation.

  • GSA issues RFP for three cloud services

    The blanket purchase agreement could be worth $2.5 billion over five years. GSA wants vendors to bid on email-as-a-service, office automation and records management.

  • DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

    Moving into a new building has allowed DISA to revamp its technology infrastructure, including consolidating circuits, servers and paper records. The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical is building a new network to carry health data and applications for three services to share. Both organizations say without BRAC, these changes would have taken longer to happen.

  • USDA grows quick wins in records management

    USDA’s Rodger Matthews discusses records management of social media, balancing open access with security requirements, and quick wins that federal agencies can do to improve their programs.

  • NARA hires IBM to move records system into next phase

    Under 10-year, $240 million deal, IBM will provide operation and maintenance support and provide enhancements as necessary to the Electronic Record Archive system. NARA is considering improving search capabilities for agency customers of ERA. NARA CIO Mike Wash said more and more agencies are transferring data and using the system.

  • New IT helps USDA’s Risk Management Agency survive data deluge

    A record year for insurance crop claims pushes RMA’s systems to the brink. Chad Sheridan, RMA’s CIO, said recent modernization efforts kept the agency’s systems processing and paying claims. October 6,2011

  • NARA tackling records management in the cloud

    The archives is working with the CIO Council to figure out how to move records stored in the cloud more easily and ensure their authenticity. Mike Wash, NARA’s CIO, said this is a problem looming for every agency as more and more of them move to the cloud computing. NARA is considering how to move its internal email to a managed service provider. October 12, 2011(Encore presentation November 24, 2011)

  • OSTP wants help in making scientific data accessible

    Under the America Competes Act, an interagency working group issued a RFI asking for input across 13 areas on how to ensure federally-funded research data is available for the long-term.