More Capstone Resources Posted

We are pleased to announce that additional resources related to Capstone, A New Approach to Managing Email Records, are now available. The resources added to our email management page include: Managers’ Briefing: a short recording by Chief Records Officer, Paul Wester, focused on what managers need to know about Capstone Legal Briefing: a short recording by Hannah Bergman, … Continue reading More Capstone Resources Posted

Capstone Briefings

While we had to postpone the Capstone briefing scheduled for last week, we have posted videos of the Capstone Session held on February 4. This session was divided into two panels. The first was from our own records officer, Susan Sullivan. Susan shared information on how we planned the approach, stakeholder involvement, implementation steps to date, … Continue reading Capstone Briefings

Weather Contingency for February 13 Capstone Webinar

As you are probably aware, the Washington, D.C. area is expecting a significant winter storm event Wednesday the 12th into Thursday the 13th. While we hope we are able to move forward with the Capstone technical webinar scheduled for Thursday  as part of the Electronic Records Management Automation agency presentation series, we will follow these … Continue reading Weather Contingency for February 13 Capstone Webinar

Capstone Informational Session

We will be holding an information session for Federal agency records managers and other agency stakeholders on Capstone: A New Approach to Managing Email Records, on February 4, 2014. This session will include two sections: Section 1: A presentation on our own implementation of the Capstone approach, led by NARA's Records Officer, Susan J. Sullivan, … Continue reading Capstone Informational Session

Capstone Briefing

One of the highlights of the past year was the issuance of our Guidance on a New Approach to Managing Email Records. Capstone, as the approach is known, attracted significant interest among our Federal customers. When we released the Bulletin, we announced several training sessions to provide an overview and an introduction to the planning … Continue reading Capstone Briefing

Update on Capstone Training Sessions

Due to the government shutdown and efforts to restore services, we are rescheduling some Capstone training workshop sessions. This includes the upcoming workshop session on October 22, 2013, and the session missed on October 16, 2013.  Registration for all workshop sessions still remains open. Instructions on how to register is at the end of this post. … Continue reading Update on Capstone Training Sessions

Capstone Bulletin Issued

Today, we have issued guidance for Federal Agencies on a simplified approach to managing email. NARA Bulletin 2013-02: Guidance on a New Approach to Managing Email Records introduces a new approach to managing the billions of email messages that are sent or received in Federal agencies. The approach is called “Capstone.” Capstone will help agencies … Continue reading Capstone Bulletin Issued

Opportunity for Comment: Capstone Email Bulletin

We are requesting comments on a draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin that creates a new approach to managing email. NARA bulletins are designed to provide fundamental guidance to Federal agencies who must then determine the most appropriate ways to incorporate the guidance into their work. This draft Bulletin (available here as .pdf) will provide … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Capstone Email Bulletin

Email Management 2.0 Pilot

Yesterday, the Office of the Chief Records Officer held a meeting with selected Federal agencies to discuss a new pilot program that is underway. Over the next several months, we will be working to potentially develop new records management guidance around electronic mail. The traditional approach to managing email in Federal agencies is evolving as … Continue reading Email Management 2.0 Pilot