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National Archives News

Irene another test of D.C.'s disaster prep

Already bruised by an earthquake that damaged two of its iconic structures, the nation's capital was watching and waiting Saturday for its first hurricane in more than a half-century, a storm that could test its ability to protect both national treasures and vulnerable residents.

Saturday - 08/27/2011, 11:44pm EDT

Did the SEC improperly destroy documents?

The Securities and Exchange Commission is under scrutiny for allegedly destroying document without authorization from the National Archives.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 11:16am EDT

NARA at work declassifying nation's past

One agency is clearing a backlog that is millions of pages long. Sheryl Sheberger is director of the National Declassification Center at NARA.

Wednesday - 07/27/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Exclusive: Agencies detail buyout, hiring freeze plans

In a governmentwide survey, agencies reported that they were not seeking buyouts through OPM or hiring freezes

Monday - 07/25/2011, 05:18pm EDT

Agency FOIA backlog growing despite open government

National Security Archive survey reveals agencies are not reporting accurate information about 10-year backlog to the Justice Department. NSA found agencies are falling well short of the Obama administration's mandate to improve Freedom of Information Act requests.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:07am EDT

National Archives to continue opening access under new deputy

Debra Wall has been with the National Archives for over 20 years.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 05:10pm EDT
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Tuesday Federal Newscast - July 5, 2011

The latest news affecting federal workers and government contractors. Find out what you need to know to start your day.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:45am EDT

Debra Wall appointed new deputy archivist

Archivist David Ferriero named Debra Steidel Wall as his deputy, effective July 3, according to an agency release.

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 04:59pm EDT

Visitors to Archives honor Reagan with diaries

The National Archives and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is offering children a chance to imagine a day in the White House and create their own presidential diaries.

Sunday - 06/19/2011, 03:04pm EDT

40 years after leak, the Pentagon Papers are out

Call it the granddaddy of WikiLeaks. Four decades ago, a young defense analyst leaked a top-secret study packed with damaging revelations about America's conduct of the Vietnam War.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 04:52pm EDT

National Archives hires 'Wikipedian in Residence'

The National Archives has appointed its first "Wikipedian in Residence" to help connect with the Wikipedia community.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 05:15pm EDT

National Archives hosts genealogy fair

The National Archives in Washington is helping people learn more about their families at the seventh annual Genealogy Fair.

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 01:02am EDT

Gates breaks ground for GW presidential library

The father of our country is on track to get a new $47 million library.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:40pm EDT
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Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern

The Justice Department and NARA are paying close attention to GSA, USDA and others in how they implement email and data storage on private sector clouds. Agencies should address potential data storage, collection and access issues during the development of the solicitation.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 07:28am EDT
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National Archives releasing Civil War records online

With the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War now just days away, the National Archives is trying to make it easier for amateur historians to learn more about the War Between the States -- and to make it more personal.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 04:58pm EDT
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NARA's Electronic Records Archive boots up

Development is done. Now the National Archives and Records Administration's Electronics Record Archive is headed for deployment, but not quite as originally envisioned. NARA's Paul Wester explains.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Blog outlines proposed classification changes

A new blog allows the public to comment on draft proposals about changing the classification and declassification system.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 06:25pm EDT

Archives claims possession of rare Lincoln document

Papers signed by President Abraham Lincoln have been bought and sold since the end of the Civil War. But the National Archives says they should control one particular document.

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 03:35pm EDT

NARA: Agency record-keeping not up to par

Paul Wester leads NARA's modern records program and describes the key findings and recommendations for maintaining the integrity of your records.

Friday - 03/04/2011, 05:10pm EST
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NARA brings online collections together

New Online Public Access portal lets users search three databases in one fell swoop to access 13 million records. Archives responded to customer complaints that its electronic records were too difficult to search.

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 06:35am EST
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