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A Report Back on the “Federal Electronic Records Management: A Status Report” Hearing

As we noted last week, on Thursday, June 17th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and the National Archives held at hearing entitled, “Federal Electronic Records Management: A Status Report.”   If you are interested in the issues surrounding Federal electronic records management, including issues involving NARA’s Government-wide authority in records […]

Federal Electronic Records Management Hearing

The Information Policy, Census, and National Archives Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. This hearing, entitled “Federal Electronic Records Management: A Status Report”  will examine the current state of electronic records management in Federal agencies. The Archivist of the United States David Ferriero; NARA’s […]

GAO Survey

I want to highlight a particular GAO activity and resolve some confusion that might be out there among our Federal stakeholders. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is currently conducting a survey of Federal records managers to assess our effectiveness in (1) overseeing records management, including our ability to preserve permanent records and our capacity to […]

Congratulations LC! And ‘tweets’ can be Federal records too

Congratulations to our colleagues at the Library of Congress on their recent announcement of their acquisition of the complete archive of Twitter.  This certainly represents a unique and compelling addition to their collection, and we very much share in their excitement. In light of a comment by an LC official, I would like to clarify […]

Archivist testifies about Open Government and Records Management

The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, testified on March 23, 2010, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security. During a hearing entitled, “Removing the Shroud of Secrecy: Making Government More Transparent and Accountable,” Mr. Ferriero spoke about the National Archives’ responsibilities for records […]

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