Author Archives: Arian Ravanbakhsh

About Arian Ravanbakhsh

Supervisory Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer.

Opportunity for Comment: Draft SAORM Bulletin

We are requesting comments on a draft Bulletin entitled “Guidance on Senior Agency Officials for Records Management.” The draft is available here (.pdf) We anticipate releasing this Bulletin by the end of the fiscal year. It was developed to consolidate … Continue reading

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Managing National Security Information Course Offering

We will be hosting a one-day training course, “Managing the Lifecycle of National Security Information” on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Archives II in College Park, MD. This course is a one-day course designed to improve the management of classified records … Continue reading

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Review of Accessioned Email

NARA is receiving more schedules and NA-1005 forms for Federal Records Act (FRA) email scheduled under a Capstone approach, raising questions about how we screen permanent email for public access and what agencies and requesters can expect when having access … Continue reading

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Records Management Training Opportunities in April

Spring is a great time to earn NARA’s Certificate of Records Management by enrolling in our Knowledge Area (KA) courses.  We offer a Certificate of Federal Records Management Training to individuals who successfully complete Knowledge Area courses 2-6 and pass … Continue reading

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February BRIDG Meeting Recap

Last week, we held our February Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meeting. Almost 200 records professionals from across the Federal Government attended in person or watched our live stream. One of our goals for this year is to provide summaries … Continue reading

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Records Management of Social Media and Electronic Records

We have been receiving questions about the records management responsibilities for content created in social media and through the use of electronic messages. We would like to remind Federal agencies that we have issued guidance on both of these topics: … Continue reading

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RM Reporting Period Open

Yesterday we opened the records management reporting period, covering activities for 2016. The period runs from January 9, 2017, to March 17, 2017. Agencies should have already received additional communications with full details and instructions from our office. This year, we are … Continue reading

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Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records

We sent the following message to Federal agencies this morning. MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCIES CONTACTS: Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records at the End of the Administration Agencies must identify and manage all Federal records on agency websites in accordance with … Continue reading

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Happy World Standards Week!

“[T]echnology is not within national boundaries but on a global scale” — Dr. Patrick Gallagher, 14th Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) This week, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is celebrating … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew Aims at the East Coast

In advance of Hurricane Matthew, we remind Agency Records Officers that NARA posts records emergency information and other useful guidance in order for them to pass along this information to other agency personnel. For advice and assistance on preparing before … Continue reading

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