May 26, 2022

Archivist of U.S. Sends Memo to Government Agency Records Management Officials Re: Top Priorities For 2017

From NARA:

The Archivist of the United States [David Ferriero recently] sent a memorandum to Senior Agency Officials for Records Management (SAORM) and agency records officers. The memo reminds them of their federal records and information management responsibilities and specifically addresses three high visibility priorities for 2017:

  • electronic messaging and encrypted messages;
  • managing web records; and ensuring that all staff, especially incoming political appointees, are properly trained on their responsibilities for records management.

Direct to Full Text of Memo (3 pages; PDF)

See Also:  NARA Posts RFI to Design/Implement New Electronic Records Archive For Executive Office of the President (EOP) Materials

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