Category Archives: General

Release of NARA Bulletin 2015-02: Guidance on Managing Electronic Messages

We are pleased to announce the issuance of NARA Bulletin 2015-02, Guidance on Managing Electronic Messages. This Bulletin applies to text messaging, chat/instant messaging, messaging functionality in social media tools or apps, voice messaging, and similar forms of electronic messaging … Continue reading

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Updated RM for Legal Counsel Materials

Updated videos of NARA’s Records Management for Legal Counsel are now available. Continue reading

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Release of NARA Bulletin 2015-01

NARA is pleased to announce that we have issued NARA Bulletin 2015-01, Determining the Appropriate Age for Scheduling the Legal Transfer of Permanent Records to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This Bulletin clarifies the appropriate age at which … Continue reading

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Open Gov Plan 3.0

Later this year, the U.S. Government will publish the third National Open Government Action Plan (NAP). This will build on the prior action plans published in 2011 and 2013. Our efforts to improve the management of government records, through things … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Comment: Managing Digital Identity Authentication Records

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin entitled “Guidance on Managing Digital Identity Authentication Records.” The draft is available here (.pdf). This draft Bulletin will provide guidance on the records management requirements related to digital identification records. Specifically, this … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Comment: Managing Electronic Messages

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin entitled “Guidance on Managing Electronic Messages.” This draft Bulletin applies to text messaging, chat/instant messaging, messaging functionality in social media tools or apps, voice messaging, and similar forms of electronic messaging … Continue reading

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BRIDG Meeting Cancelled

The February BRIDG Meeting has been cancelled for today.  The Office of Personnel Management has announced the following operating status: ALERT Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. As a reminder, … Continue reading

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Tobacco Litigation Freeze Lifted

Earlier today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum to general counsels at all federal agencies. This memorandum lifts the litigation hold imposed in United States v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., Civil No. 99-CV-02496 (GK) (D.D.C.). Because of … Continue reading

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H.R. 1233 Signed by President Obama

On November 26, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1233, The Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014. This law modernizes records management by focusing more directly on electronic records and complements our efforts to implement the … Continue reading

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Release of 2013 RMSA

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Records Management-Self Assessment (RMSA) report is now available here.  Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government Paul Wester said, “This is our fifth RMSA and we are very pleased to see real progress … Continue reading

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