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NARA Issues New Email Records Mgmt Guide

The National Archives and Records Administration has released guidance that aims to give federal agencies a new approach for managing email records with electronic methods. NARA’s bulletin contains factors the agency believes other agencies should consider before implementing the “Capstone” approach, NARA said Aug. 29. Such factors include business requirements, position and …

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Iron Mountain: 85% of Federal Record Mgrs On Board With WH Initiative

Eighty-five percent of records managers support President Obama’s memorandum on records management and 83 percent believe it will succeed, according to an Iron Mountain survey. The Boston-based information management and consulting firm said it conducted the survey in anticipation of a July 31 directive expected to come from the White …

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WH Executive Order Calls for Improved Archiving Policies

President Obama is encouraging federal agencies to improve archiving of their digital records through reforming records management policies and practices. In a memo sent to executive departments and agency heads yesterday, the president provided a framework for reforming the way government agencies store and access official records. Some aspects President …

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SEC Bans Document Destruction After Whistleblower Cries Foul

The Securities and Exchange Commission has forbidden its employees from destroying investigative documents, as fallout spreads from a whistleblower’s recent claim that the agency has illegally destroyed thousands of preliminary investigation documents. An SEC attorney alerted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) of the possible crimes in August. The whistleblower said the documents in question were …

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National Archives Criticizes SEC Over Doc Disposals

The Securities and Exchange Commission is coming under fire on the heels of a whistleblower claiming the agency destroyed records of preliminary investigations once they are shut. The National Archives released a statement Thursday criticizing the SEC, citing an agreement to stop the illegal destruction of preliminary investigation files, or …

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