Transition to a Fully Digital Government: Digital Signatures

Still image from Video Recording of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act NAID 6850807 This blog post is the second in a series focusing on specific areas agencies should consider in their transition to fully digital government.  Fully Digital Government and Digital Electronic Signatures Since the passage of the Government Paperwork Elimination … Continue reading Transition to a Fully Digital Government: Digital Signatures

Disaster Preparedness during the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season began June 1st and runs through November 30th. NOAA has forecast a range of 17 to 25 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 8 to 13 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 4 to 7 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or … Continue reading Disaster Preparedness during the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

GSA / NARA Webinar for SIN 518210DC Contractors 

On May 23, 2024, GSA hosted a webinar on the new Subgroup under SIN 518210DC: NARA-Compliant Digitization Services for Federal Records. We presented an overview of the digitization regulations and GSA shared how to add this new subgroup to vendor contracts. We also had a Q&A segment to address attendee questions.  We recommend vendors who … Continue reading GSA / NARA Webinar for SIN 518210DC Contractors 

Digitization Regulations–The First Year

This post comes from our Policy and Standards Team. A sailor resets his clock using a sun dial to reflect the one-hour difference between standard time and daylight-saving time. National Archives Identifier 6422494 One year ago, on May 4, 2023, the first regulation for digitizing permanent records went into effect. The regulation established a detailed … Continue reading Digitization Regulations–The First Year

Vacancy Announcement

Our office has posted a vacancy announcement for GS-13 positions on one of our oversight teams. The position is located in our College Park, MD office. There is an announcement for both internal government candidates and for candidates from the general public. This announcement opens today, Friday May 3, and will close on Wednesday, May … Continue reading Vacancy Announcement

Transitioning to a Fully Digital Government

A US Army specialist 4 examines a computer printout.  National Archives Identifier: 6386418 This blog post is the first in a series focusing on specific areas agencies should consider in their transition to fully digital government. Introduction to Fully Digital Government OMB and NARA issued guidance that directed federal agencies to transition to electronic records. … Continue reading Transitioning to a Fully Digital Government

Release of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Briefing Paper

We are pleased to announce the release of a briefing paper on the records management implications of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). In 2019, NARA issued a white paper on Blockchain, describing how the technology works, how it is being used in the federal government, and the potential implications for records management. Blockchain or distributed ledger technology … Continue reading Release of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Briefing Paper

Webinar on FAQ about Non-Compliant Permanent Digitized Records

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mERq7ad6gg January 10, 2024 Webinar on Non-Compliant Digitization FAQ In May 2023, NARA issued regulations with digitization standards for permanent paper and photographic print records.  These digitization standards provide detailed information on how to create digitized permanent records that can be preserved as part of the U.S. National Archives.  While NARA issued the standards in … Continue reading Webinar on FAQ about Non-Compliant Permanent Digitized Records

Records Management Updates to GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule 

We have two exciting updates to share about GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule (MAS). The MAS is a vehicle for agencies to procure services and solutions to manage their records.  The first update is the Special Item Number for Electronic Records Management (SIN 518210ERM). It has been updated to align with Version 3 of the Universal … Continue reading Records Management Updates to GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule