[USA) White House Issues Memoriandum on Managing Government Records

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Below is a link from the National Archives (USA) regarding the White House's memorandum on managing government records. The order requires wider use of digital-based record keeping systems. The National Archives stores about 475 million pages of digital records annually but has indicated that government agencies are behind in efforts to digitize records in compliance with the Federal Records Act. This edict requires all government agencies to work with the National Archives and within 120 days directs Agency heads take specific steps to reform and improve records management policies and practices within their agency.

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Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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