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IGI’S JASON R. BARON SUBMITS COMMENTS TO THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FOR ITS HEARING ON THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

On Wednesday, May 6th, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Ensuring an Informed Citizenry: Examining the Administration’s Efforts to Improve Open Government.” The hearing discussed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which provides citizens with the right to request government records, thereby increasing openness, transparency, and accountability in government. Obstacles to the FOIA […]

EMAIL GOVERNANCE AND CAPSTONE: EXPERTS ANSWER AUDIENCE QUESTIONS

Email Governance & Capstone

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]On March 3, 2015, just as the Clinton email story was breaking, IGI and Charter Supporter, OpenText, held a previously scheduled webinar, What You Can Learn from the U.S. Federal Government’s “Capstone” Strategy to Solve Your Email Governance Headaches. Coverage and commentary about Clinton raised the importance of managing emails better—the very issues that […]

IS THE BIGGEST RISK OF BIG DATA THE INABILITY TO EXTRACT VALUE?

When we think about the risks associated with “Big Data”—the massive piles of information accumulating around us—what concerns us most? Data breaches, perhaps? Finding the smoking gun documents during litigation or an investigation? Barclay T. Blair (IGI Founder & Executive Director) has a very different take. During a TechTarget interview with Ben Cole during the […]

BREAKING CLINTON EMAIL STORY UNDERSCORES NEED FOR BETTER IG FOR EMAILS

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Amid incidents of data breaches, yet another headline-grabbing story demonstrates the immediate relevance of information governance (IG). This week’s breaking story that Hillary Clinton appears to have used only private email to conduct official business during her time as secretary of state underscores the need for better IG policies and more effective use of […]

IGI’S JASON R. BARON PREDICTS IG TO TAKE CENTER STAGE IN 2015

In his recent article for the Ethical Boardroom Winter 2014 Edition, Jason R. Baron (IGI Co-chair) offered his predictions for information governance (IG) in 2015. Read the full article, “Information Governance to Take Center Stage,” here. Among Jason’s predictions are that a true IG market will emerge, that more corporate executives will have IG in […]

JASON R. BARON DISCUSSES NEW RECORDKEEPING LAW THAT UPDATES HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HANDLES ITS RECORDS

In a recent article published by ARMA International, Jason R. Baron (IGI Co-Chair) discusses the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 which were recently signed into law by President Obama. According to Jason, the law has “provisions aimed at modernizing and improving the recordkeeping and information management practices at federal departments and agencies.” […]