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National Archives News

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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Archive's online portal increases accessibility

WFED's Jason Miller discusses the new online collection at the National Archives.

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 04:12pm EST
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Social media boosts Archives' usability

U.S. Archivist David Ferriero describes how the National Archives is using online tools to increase public participation.

Monday - 12/27/2010, 11:12am EST
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NARA to suspend development of ERA starting in 2012

The agency is deciding whether or not to move forward with the contract option for operations and maintenance with Lockheed Martin. GAO and OMB say the project has multiple problems, including more than a $200 million increase in the total cost for ERA and a lack of usage by agencies. After going through a TechStat sessions, NARA and OMB decided to stop enhancing the system and focus on use.

Friday - 12/17/2010, 07:17am EST
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NARA ends development of ERA project

WFED's Jason Miller gives an update on NARA's cancellation of the contract for the electronic records archive.

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 04:00pm EST
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Digital access and preservation made easier

PRONOM is a web-based public technical registry of more than 750 different digital file formats that enables digital archivists, records managers and the public to precisely identify and confirm digital file formats. NARA's Kenneth Thibodeau explains why that's important.

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 08:08am EST
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NARA contest: Tweet the Bill of Rights

The National Archives says it's time the Bill of Rights got a hip new upgrade and need your help. Archivist David Ferriero gives us the hashtag.

Monday - 12/13/2010, 10:31am EST
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OMB course corrects 16 IT projects

The administration said its review of 16 of the 26 high-risk technology programs led to one termination, eight programs are scaled back and seven projects have accelerated delivery timetables. OMB said agencies saved or avoided spending $1.3 billion over the life of these 16 projects.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:41am EST
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Executive Order seeks to simplify document classification

A newly-issued White House mandate provides new guidance for handling sensitive agency documents. Experts are giving it positive reviews so far. The new directive supersedes a similar order issued by the Bush administration, which critics say created a chaotic tangle of incompatible agency document classifications.

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 06:24am EST
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Discussion: Information Sharing vs. Privacy

Finding the right balance between privacy and sharing is the subject of a Federal News Radio Discussion. Joining us are NARA's Hannah Bergman and CMS's William Saunders.

Friday - 10/29/2010, 11:00am EDT
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National Archives searches home of former employee

The National Archives says it's cooperating with a theft investigation involving a retired employee whose home was searched by federal agents this week.

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 07:41pm EDT

NARA makes headway in solving FOIA disputes

The Office of Government Information Services has impacted how agencies and citizens interact over Freedom of Information Act requests in its first year. Among the agency's first-year goals was to make people aware of its mission to act as an arbiter and help agencies implement best practices.

Friday - 10/22/2010, 07:08am EDT
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White House hands out awards for green efforts

Subhead: Administration honors sustainability efforts by seven agencies with the 2010 GreenGov Presidential awards.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:03pm EDT

NARA has tips for managing modern records

The National Archives and Record Administration is giving your agency tips for managing records in the cloud computing era.

Friday - 09/24/2010, 09:31am EDT
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