Tag Archives: records management

Inspector General Report: State Dept. Faces Persistent Information Security Challenges

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The State Department’s office of inspector general has released a report saying the agency has initiated steps to improve its information security program but continues to face significant issues and control weaknesses that increase its vulnerability to cyber threats and attacks. The document also uncovered issues with user access controls and records management. 

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Council Seeks to Facilitate Commercial FOIA Software Acquisition for Agencies

A council of Freedom of Information Act officers has called for the inclusion of records management and commercial off-the-shelf FOIA software in the General Services Administration’s schedules program to facilitate the procurement process for government agencies, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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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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OMB Releases Federal Information Resources Mgmt Document Update

The Office of Management and Budget has updated a governing document created to establish policies such as procedural and analytic guidelines for federal information resources management functions. A White House blog entry posted Wednesday said the “Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource” update covers a wide range of federal agency policy …

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Laurence Brewer Promoted to Full-Time US Chief Records Officer

Laurence Brewer, acting U.S. chief records officer since October 2015, will assume full-time duties as CRO of the U.S. government beginning May 1. Brewer will collaborate with agencies to manage government records and further the Managing Government Records Directive goals, the National Archives and Records Administration said Friday. “Laurence’s experience in …

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NARA Releases Electronic Messaging Guide Draft

The National Archives and Records Administration has published new guidance for federal agencies to manage electronic messages that have been transmitted in the course of doing public business. NARA said its draft bulletin covers the management of text, voicemail, chat and instant messages through mobile apps, social media and other …

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EPA Wants New Labor, Employee Relations IT Platform

The Environmental Protection Agency seeks to implement a new technology platform for managing labor relations and employment records of current and former agency employees. EPA aims for the Labor and Employee Relations Information System to comply with privacy law and to help human resources personnel access LER case files across the …

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