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FOIA committee sets disclosure, oversight and fees as top priorities

The newly created expanded Freedom of Information Act advisory committee set oversight of the FOIA process, increased proactive disclosure and eliminating fees as their top priorities at a June 24 meeting. The committee is comprised of government members and 10 non-governmental members with FOIA expertise. The group was created through the second Open Government National Action Plan with and charged studying FOIA across the government and advising on ways to improve FOIA.

Mobile devices create records management headache

Concern about mobile devices and records management sparked the National Archives and Records Administration to warn agencies about the challenges they're likely to face.

NARA explores implications of mobile for records management

The increasing use of mobile devices at federal agencies may have broad implications for records management, something the National Archives and Records Administration has set out to address.

Agencies should develop specific email management plan when employing Capstone approach, NARA says

Federal agency records managers should develop an email management plan when using the new Capstone approach. The plan should suit the needs of the agency, while keeping with legal standards specific to the agency, the National Archives and Records Administration said during a recent workshop.

OPM proposes formal records management job series

The Office of Personnel Management Dec. 27 issued a draft description of a formal records management occupational series. The draft position clarification flysheet for records management professionals intends to fulfill a requirement under President Obama's 2011  memorandum on managing government records.

NARA: Multiple email accounts per fed is okay

Federal employees utilizing multiple official email accounts doesn't go against record management practices so long as each email account is traceable to its single user, says the National Archives and Records Administration.

Agencies haven't told NARA where their records are

The National Archives and Records Administration doesn't know where all agencies store their physical records, the Government Accountability Office says. NARA has tried to gather that information, but not all agencies submitted it. The data that NARA has received is mostly from 2008 and 2009 and is now outdated, the GAO says in a report (.pdf) released Sept. 10.

NARA unveils 'Capstone' approach to email archiving

Federal agencies now have the option of simply designating the contents of entire email accounts as worthy of preservation by the National Archives and Records Administration rather than counting on their users to recognize which individual messages should be sent to NARA.

Auditors praise DHS classification management

Auditors find that Homeland Security Department components are doing a good job implementing a 2009 executive order against over classification and subsequent law that specifically requires the homeland security secretary to develop strategy against over classification.

NDC on track to meet declassification deadline

Nearly 80 percent of a 357 million page backlog of classified records has gone through the National Declassification Center's quality assurance review stage, the center announced Aug. 8 in its biannual report. During the quality assurance stage, the NDC works to ensure that still-sensitive information remains classified and that records appropriate for release are declassified.