Recent Capstone Updates From NARA

Use of electronic messaging often now replaces conversations previously occurring over email. Agencies have been striving to meet the challenges of applying federal records management requirements to electronic messages. To help with this challenge, we have recently issued several guidance products allowing agencies to apply the same Capstone approach for email to electronic messages. While … Continue reading Recent Capstone Updates From NARA

OMB M-23-07 Released

OMB and NARA have just released a new memo, OMB/NARA M-23-07, Update to Transition to Electronic Records, (December 23, 2022). This memo extends the M-19-21 deadlines to June 30, 2024. The new deadline allows agencies more time to complete their transition to electronic records due to implementation delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This memorandum reinforces the requirements … Continue reading OMB M-23-07 Released

Reminder: Comment on Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements by December 30, 2022

As we announced in a previous post, we are requesting comments on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Please share widely so we can receive comments from a variety of stakeholders. We would like to receive all comments by Friday, December 30, 2022. If you … Continue reading Reminder: Comment on Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements by December 30, 2022

Request for Feedback on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

We first released the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements in August 2017. We released Version 2 in April 2020. These requirements marked the first major milestone in the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). These requirements identify high level business needs for managing electronic records and come from existing NARA regulations, policy, and guidance.  We … Continue reading Request for Feedback on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

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

Release of Quantum Information Science and Technology White Paper

Feynman diagram from 10-inch bubble chamber run at Bevatron. Richard Phillips Feynman, American theoretical physicist. Photograph taken March 26, 1956. Bubble Chamber-78. We are pleased to announce the release of a white paper on the records management implications of Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST). This is the third in a series of white papers—the … Continue reading Release of Quantum Information Science and Technology White Paper

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

Opportunity for Comment: Draft Services Measures for Electronic Records Management

We have posted our draft Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF) Service Measures on regulations.gov for public comment.  These draft service measures are a part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). NARA serves as the Electronic Records Management (ERM) standards lead on the Business Standards Council (BSC). These draft service measures are the last … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Services Measures for Electronic Records Management

Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Monthly Conference Series – Electronic Records Management

We will be presenting at an upcoming Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Series on the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). GSA welcomes you to attend and hear about acquiring services and solutions for Electronic Records Management on April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. EST to discover best practices, tools and techniques to get the most … Continue reading Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Monthly Conference Series – Electronic Records Management