Records Management

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.

You Probably Don’t Remember the Internet

How do we memorialize life online when it’s constantly disappearing?

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.

VA Released Millions of People's Personal Data Despite Known Risks

The agency stopped redacting personally identifiable information in claims requested under the Privacy Act, even though officials knew the policy could leave millions of people vulnerable to identity theft.

Leveraging Technology to Clear Criminal Records

Cook County, Illinois, will automatically expunge low-level convictions for marijuana offenses using software from Code for America.

VA’s Health Records Digitization Backlog Is 5 Miles High

Staff at Veterans Affairs medical facilities aren’t keeping up with the backlog of paper records that need to be digitized, with some outstanding documents dating back to 2016.

Agencies Have a New Tool for Researching Electronic Records Management Services

The National Archives and Records Administration and General Services Administration collaborated on the market research tool.