Building and Sustaining a Digital Preservation Program at NARA

This post was written by Elizabeth England and Leslie Johnston, Digital Preservation, Office of the Deputy Archivist of the United States. On World Digital Preservation Day, it seems appropriate to share how NARA has developed its digital preservation program in recent years to ensure that the electronic records of the United States government truly are … Continue reading Building and Sustaining a Digital Preservation Program at NARA

Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin on Storing Radiographic Film Records

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin, “Guidance on Storing Radiographic Film Records”.   Please send comments or questions to rmstandards@nara.gov by October 14, 2022. This draft Bulletin provides agencies with general storage guidance for managing radiographic film as federal records, in accordance with 36 CFR Chapter XII Subchapter B, Parts 1234 and 1237.   We developed this bulletin to … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin on Storing Radiographic Film Records

Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin on Expanding Capstone

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin: Expanding the Use of a Role-Based Approach (Capstone) for Electronic Messages. Please send comments or questions to rmpolicy@nara.gov by September 30, 2022. This bulletin recognizes that the use of additional types of electronic messaging often now replaces conversations previously occurring over email. A role-based approach for managing email records, … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin on Expanding Capstone

OGIS Publishes FOIA Compliance Self-Assessment

This is cross-posted from The FOIA Ombudsman The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is pleased to announce the publication of our latest report, “Assessing Freedom of Information Act Compliance through the National Archives and Records Administration’s 2021 Records Management Self-Assessment.” The latest Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) shows that the COVID-19 pandemic remained a challenge … Continue reading OGIS Publishes FOIA Compliance Self-Assessment

ReMIS Update

The National Records Management Training Program recently posted a new video on our YouTube channel called What is Records Management Instructional Support (ReMIS). This short video describes the scope of our Records Management Instruction Support (ReMIS) service. This free service assists agencies by providing consulting on the design and development of records management training and … Continue reading ReMIS Update

Release of Annual Records Management Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of NARA’s Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report, 2021. This consolidated report provides a summary analysis of the state of records management programs across the federal government. In January 2022, NARA required federal agencies to submit three reports: the annual Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) Report, … Continue reading Release of Annual Records Management Report

CDO Coordination with RM Report Released

Our office recently conducted an assessment report of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) role’s relationship to records management. This report has now been posted on our website. We conducted this assessment because we were interested in the relationship and linkages between agency CDO programs and records management as the new CDO role and responsibilities are … Continue reading CDO Coordination with RM Report Released

New NARA Bulletins Released

Our office has recently issued two NARA Bulletins to all federal agencies. The bulletins are: 2022-01: Revoked NARA Bulletins 2022-02: Resubmission of Capstone Forms Bulletin 2022-01 revokes four previously issued NARA Bulletins. During our periodic review of NARA Bulletins, we determined these Bulletins contained outdated content and should be revoked. The four Bulletins being revoked … Continue reading New NARA Bulletins Released

We are Hiring!

Our office has posted a vacancy announcement for a Supervisory IT Specialist for our Oversight and Reporting Systems Analysis Team (ACOS). This announcement will be open until Monday, April 25, 2022. The incumbent is responsible for supervising, managing, and planning a wide range of information system analysis projects including the evaluation and audit of Federal … Continue reading We are Hiring!