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Iron Mountain-Backed Survey Looks at Federal Records Management Issues

HealthRecordsIron Mountain has commissioned a survey of 150 federal workers to examine their views on their agencies’ records management strategies and identify areas for improvement.

Eighty-five percent of federal employees surveyed think existing records administration methods are not enough to meet information needs within their organizations, Iron Mountain said Tuesday.

The research, conducted by Market Connections, also finds that only one-third of respondents are very confident that their records are safe and only 41 percent believe they can access data in the event of a disaster.

Thirty-nine percent said all staff members in their agencies have received formal training to manage records and 28 percent reported their organizations have implemented tools and policies for records management compliance.

Tyler Morris, director of product management at Iron Mountain’s government services unit, recommended that agencies develop an enterprise-wide framework to improve information access, security and governance.

Respondents to the poll included records professionals and line-of-business managers from both civilian and defense agencies.

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