One commitment that did not make the cut was ExpertNet, a proposed online community where volunteer experts could give consultations. A single government-wide software platform would face implementation challenges, the report said. Soliciting expert citizen opinions, outside the process of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, is also a culture-change and business process challenge, the report says.
The 2020 Census may cost billions of dollars less than anticipated if the Census Bureau can reduce its labor-intensive door-to-door canvassing and take more information from national records, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has not fully implemented governmentwide records management policies and practices laid out in the White House's records management guidance , according to a Sept. 30 report (.pdf) from the SEC office of inspector general.
The Obama administration issued a comprehensive records management directive Aug. 24, which sets a variety of records management goals for agencies while previewing further guidance and rules from the National Archives and Records Administration. The first deadline for agencies comes Nov. 15, according to a memorandum (.pdf) from Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero.
A Nov. 28 presidential memorandum unveiled an Office of Management and Budget effort to reform records management, which will culminate in the issuance of a records management directive in summer
The National Archives and Records Administration is requesting comment from federal agencies on proposed new guidance for managing content on shared drives. NARA says shared drives, or network
Simply capturing an image of social media content hosted by third parties isn't a sufficient archiving strategy, says Charley Barth, director of records at the Department of the Navy. Since October
A Senate Appropriations Committee markup of the annual federal financial services and general government funding bill would give approximately 5 percent less than the president's request but
Twenty-three of 24 major federal agencies engage in social media but many lack a clear plan to mitigate records management, privacy and security challenges, according to an report by the Government
When many agencies capture social media records for archiving--to the extent they do--they do so by printing out the content onto paper and storing that, finds a report from an industry advisory...