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National Archives News

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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NARA offers cloud computing guidelines to agencies

One of the big questions for agencies considering cloud computing is how to ensure the information in the cloud is documented. The National Archives is providing answers.

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 03:03pm EDT

Agencies embrace Web 2.0

Federal agencies' use of blogs, social networking and other web-based technology can help create a more transparent government. But how have agencies embraced Web 2.0 tools? A study by NARA assesses agencies' use of social media.

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 04:00pm EDT

What the Constitution and beef jerky have in common

The Federal Drive has learned the Constitution of the United States might smell a lot like beef jerky. Kitty Nicholson, supervisory conservator with the National Archives, explains why.

Friday - 09/17/2010, 10:13am EDT
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NARA addresses electronic records static

NARA says the Electronic Records Archive is at risk if they build it and agencies don't use it. We get details from NARA's Meg Phillips and Charles Piercy.

Monday - 09/13/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Best Places to Work released for 2010

The annual rankings of the best (and worst) places to work in the federal government are out. We get details from Max Stier with the Partnership for Public Service

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 10:08am EDT
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What's the best place to work in the federal government?

The Partnership for Public Service along with the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation at American University released its annual rankings of the best places to work in the federal government.

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 08:57pm EDT
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OMB targets fixes for mission critical IT projects

The Office of Management and Budget is throwing a lifeline, of sorts, to 15 agencies who have IT projects that are on its high-risk list. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the 26 projects on his new high priority list are mission critical. He said some extra attention now could reap dividends down the road when those projects finally realize their long-awaited potential.

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 06:19am EDT
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