Announcing the 2024 End of Term Web Archive Initiative

The 2024 End of Term Web Archive initiative has officially begun. The End of Term Web Archive is a collaborative effort which takes place every four years to preserve a record of U.S. government websites for historical and research purposes. The 2024 End of Term Web Archive partners include the Internet Archive, University of North … Continue reading Announcing the 2024 End of Term Web Archive Initiative

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

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

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

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New NARA Bulletin on Collaboration Platforms

We are pleased to announce the release of NARA Bulletin 2023-04, Managing Records Created on Collaboration Platforms. We are issuing this bulletin to address agencies’ increased use of intra/inter-agency collaboration platforms to accomplish their missions. The capabilities of collaboration platforms are increasingly robust and can be used when working from any location. Within the federal … Continue reading New NARA Bulletin on Collaboration Platforms

ReMis Update

Our Records Management Training Program has been busy working on Records Management Instruction Support (ReMIS) projects. ReMIS has provided records management instructional design and development assistance to 21 federal agencies in FY 2023 so far.   Please visit the NARA ReMIS website for a full list of services that ReMIS offers to support your Records Management … Continue reading ReMis Update

Open for Comment: Draft NARA Bulletin on Collaboration Platforms

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin: Managing Records Created on Collaboration Platforms. Please send comments or questions to rmpolicy@nara.gov by July 31, 2023. This bulletin addresses the management of federal records created when agencies use collaboration platforms. We are issuing this bulletin to address agencies’ increased use of collaboration platforms to accomplish … Continue reading Open for Comment: Draft NARA Bulletin on Collaboration Platforms

New Product from the FRMC

The Federal Records Management Council (FRMC) is a NARA-sponsored group of agency records officers that meet regularly to discuss records management challenges common to all agencies. Over the past several months, a working group of the FRMC has been meeting to develop the IT Tiered Requirements for Records Management. This spreadsheet has now been released … Continue reading New Product from the FRMC