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Nat’l Archives & Records Administration Puts Focus on Records Digitization

Laurence Brewer, chief records officer of the National Archives and Records Administration, said that the agency will fully transition into digital records management during a conference in Washington, D.C., Federal News Network reported Tuesday. Brewer added that the NARA will retrain its workforce to handle electronic records and discontinue its acceptance of hard copies by December 2022. 

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NARA, GSA Seek to Simplify Records Management Software Procurement With New Tool

The National Archives and Records Administration and the General Services Administration have partnered to create a market research tool to help agencies identify and acquire electronic and physical records management software and services, Nextgov reported Thursday. To support the effort, NARA and GSA formed a new special item number for electronic records management under Schedule 36 and are now planning to unveil the “ERM Solutions” contract vehicle on GSA’s Discovery website.

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OMB, NARA Issue Electronic Recordkeeping Directive to Federal Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives and Records Administration have issued a four-page memo instructing all federal agencies to migrate from paper-based documentation to an electronic records management system by Dec. 31.

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NARA Eyes Blockchain to Maintain ‘Real’ Information

The National Archives and Records Administration is looking at blockchain technology to change how it authenticates images and videos amid the rise of deepfake, Federal News Network reported Monday. The move follows the launch of machine learning algorithms designed to manipulate images and audio to make realistic videos of people talking about something or performing activities. 

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CIA Posts 930K Declassified Documents Online

The CIA has released approximately 930,000 declassified documents with a total of 12 million pages on the agency’s website as part of efforts to make such records accessible to the public. All documents are available through CIA’s Electronic Reading Room and includes records on the early CIA history, Cold War, Vietnam, Berlin Tunnel project, …

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Deloitte’s Chris Knox Joins National Archives-Led FOIA Advisory Committee

The Archivist of the United States has named Chris Knox, managing director in Deloitte‘s transactions and business analytics segment, as a member of the Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee. Deloitte said Monday 20 voting members serve on the National Archives and Records Administration-led FOIA committee to study FOIA matters, recommend action and provide advice for the administration. “Throughout …

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