Records Management

How to Lessen the Burden of Freedom of Information Act Requests

It is essential to lessen the FOIA burden on government agencies.

NARA Plans to Expand Access to Digital Records Over the Next 5 Years

The draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan looks toward a future of all-digital records and more equitable discovery and access for underserved communities.

Lawmakers Tell National Archives to Use Tech Modernization Funding to Fix Veterans’ Backlog

Congressional oversight chiefs want the National Archives to apply for funding through the Technology Modernization Fund.

Access Board Wants an Appropriately Accessible Records Management System

The independent agency in charge of enforcing accessibility wants to make sure its new electronic records system works for everyone.

National Archives Seeks to Revamp How Presidential Library Archives Social Media

NARA is looking for outside ideas around the improvement of its Presidential Library website.

Defense Digital Service Director Used Signal App In Violation of Pentagon Policy, IG Says

The DOD Office of Inspector General found evidence that outgoing DDS Director Brett Goldstein also encouraged subordinates to use the encrypted messaging app.

VA Wants an Electronic Records System for HR, Too

The Electronic Human Resources Information Services program looks to combine 13 systems into a single digital record for employees.

National Archives Wants to Use AI to Improve ‘Unsophisticated Search’ and Create ‘Self-Describing Records’

The National Archives and Records Administration wants to automate its records management processes to limit manual metadata tagging while improving the search function.

Trump, Defying Custom, Hasn't Given the National Archives Records of His Speeches at Political Rallies

Almost 10% of the president’s total public speeches are excluded from the official record.

Foundations of a Sound Social Media Retention Strategy for Federal Agencies

A lack of a clear social media strategy also leads to key bits of information getting lost.

House Lawmakers Re-Introduce Bill to Provide Legal Backing for Blockchain Records

It marks the latest of several other acts recently introduced that hone in on the emerging technology.

VA, NARA Complete Digitization Effort to Help Speed Up Disability Claims for Some Veterans

Records that fill 29,000 boxes will now be used to validate service-connected disability benefits claims for veterans exposed to toxins like Agent Orange in waters near Vietnam.

Is COVID-19 a Threat or Opportunity for Electronic Government Records Capture, Access and Preservation?

The tsunami of data and the hard pivot to remote work and home school has stretched government information management capabilities to their limits.