[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The Information Governance Initiative is drafting a public comment on the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) draft automated Electronic Records Management (ERM) report and plan.

By 2019, the Managing Government Records Directive requires federal agencies to “manage all permanent electronic records in an electronic format.” Click here to view the directive. As part of that directive, under Section A3.1, NARA is required to “[i]nvestigate and stimulate applied research in automated technologies to reduce the burden of records management responsibilities” and develop a plan outlining suitable options for automating ERM. NARA has prepared a draft report outlining the goals of the project, its activities to date, and options it is considering for ERM. It has also outlined a draft plan for implementation.

NARA has requested comments from experts both within and outside the federal government to evaluate and build out their current plan. The experience of those within the IGI community positions our members to offer precisely the insights and guidance necessary to assist NARA in a successful development and implementation of an automated ERM plan. IGI therefore encourages our members to review NARA’s call for comments and respond directly to NARA. The request for comment and draft report and plan can be found hereComments are due by April 25, 2014.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]