Successful implementation of the Obama administration's 2012 records management directive will require not only technological solutions, but deft managerial skill and the willingness of federal employees to adopt new procedures.
Janice Jacobs, who was assistant secretary for consular affairs, will take on the newly created position in charge of of improving document preservation and records systems.
The National Archives and Records Administration is communicating with agencies to see if they'll be able to meet the December 2016 deadline to develop systems to manage email records, a top NARA official said during an Aug. 26 presentation at the 930gov Conference in Washington, D.C.
Chief information officers are not always engaging records managers in the cybersecurity efforts that are underway at federal agencies and departments, said a top National Archives and Records Administration Official.
The Justice Department's inspectors general face new limits on the information they're allowed to access, thanks to a new ruling from DOJ's legal counsel outlined in a July 20 memo.
A program spearheaded by the National Archives and Records Administration to help digitize the federal record keeping process left out any provisions about metadata, according to the Government Accountability Office.
The National Archives and Records Administration issued a proposed rule May 8 that lays out how agencies should deal with unclassified information that still has some restrictions placed on it.
According to State Department policy, any email that includes information about the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures or operations should be preserved as an "email record," but employees at the department overwhelmingly lack the guidance and training to properly preserve email records.
While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton never used an official government email address, reported the New York Times March 2.
Many federal agencies are not satisfied with the state of information governance at their agencies, according to a new survey. Seventy-six percent have an enterprisewide information governance strategy but only 22 percent say it's "very effective," finds a survey of 152 federal government attorneys, IT executives, Freedom of Information Act agents and records managers published by Symantec Nov. 6.