On Monday, August 6, we co-hosted an Industry Day with the General Services Administration (GSA) to begin the next phase of the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI).
The Industry Day provided vendors with information about NARA’s Use Cases for Electronic Messages. Vendors will use this information to produce demos of how their products manage electronic messages. These demos will be available to Federal agencies through GSA’s Acquisition Gateway.
At the event, we provided an overview of FERMI and presented three scenarios from the Use Cases. Staff from GSA discussed the Schedule 36 program and how vendors can record the demos. The Industry Day concluded with a panel discussion where vendors and agency representatives had the opportunity to ask questions.
Approximately 140 people attended the event in-person, representing 60 vendors and 35 Federal agencies, with about 200 more attending virtually. The forum—held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC—was recorded and is available on NARA’s YouTube channel.
Vendors and agencies can submit questions or comments about the demo opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the Use Cases for Electronic Messages or FERMI can be sent to PRMD@nara.gov.
Please see NARA’s article about the event for more information.