National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

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Agencies Plan for Government-Wide FOIA Portal

David Perera | Fierce Government | January 10, 2012

Three federal agencies are creating a common web portal for Freedom of Information Act requests with the intention of launching it in fall 2012. The $1.3 million portal, being built mostly with funds from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commerce Department, with some participation from NARA, could save the federal government $200 million over 5 years were it to be adopted gover Read More »

Analysis: Straightening Out the Paper Trail

Mike Miller | NextGov | February 22, 2012

The ever-changing nature of conducting business in a networked digital world has put a whole new twist on the government's paper trail. Now federal agencies must think in broader and more collaborative ways about their records management challenges. Read More »

Attendance Triples At Archives Event That Was Forced Online By Sequestration

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | September 13, 2013

It’s become a platitude of sequestration that scaling back doesn’t have to mean limiting services and that austerity can sometimes breed innovation. Read More »

Data Innovation, Crowdsourcing On The Horizon For Innovation Fellows Program

Shefali Kapadia | Federal News Radio | April 3, 2014

After the first two rounds of the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program showed marked success, the White House announced applications are open for Round 3 of the program.  "We are accepting applications right now through April 7," said Jennifer Pahlka, deputy chief technology officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and one of the executives that runs the PIF program.

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Federal Records Must Go Digital, But Managers Say They Can't Do It Without More Resources

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | December 19, 2013

Nearly half of federal records managers believe the Obama administration’s goals for making all new records digital and electronically searchable by 2019 is unrealistic, a new study has found. Read More »

The Future of Social Media at the National Archives

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | November 18, 2011

In November 2011, conversations about connection technologies have shifted from whether governments should use social media to how governments should use social media. Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube are part of the default template for the websites of newly elected officials. Read More »

The Race To Manage Government Records Begins

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 22, 2013

As federal agencies crawl toward deadlines to permanently store their records in digital formats, the National Archives and Records Administration is bringing together vendors that want a piece of that business. Read More »

VA, National Archives Team Up to Help Dig Out of Claims Backlog

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | April 26, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has teamed up with the National Archives and Records Administration as it tries to evolve to a paperless disability claims process, a process that VA believes is the only way it can finally sort through its huge backlog of claims. VA and NARA have signed a deal to use the archives agency's high-speed, high-quality scanners to digitize the huge quantity of Read More »

White House Introduces New Class Of Innovation Fellows

Rebecca Carroll | | September 15, 2014

The White House has pulled nearly 30 innovative techies from the private sector to spend a year tackling thorny government problems, introducing the third class of Presidential Innovation Fellows...

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White House Overhauls Electronic Records Requirements

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | August 24, 2012

Federal agencies have until the end of 2019 to adopt systems that store and manage all electronic records in formats that will keep them safe and searchable for future generations, according to a White House directive released Friday. Read More »