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NARA's new IT governance structure merges strange bedfellows

Swarnali Haldar, the chief information officer for NARA, said her goal is to simplify how and who makes the decisions around IT programs.

Tags: technology , Swarnali Haldar , Records management , cloud computing , Electronic Records Archive , Governance , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 10:32am EST
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Jason R. Baron, Lawyer, Drinker Biddle

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal email account for almost all her correspondence. So far, there is no record that those emails ever made it to any kind of records management infrastructure at the State Department. Jason Baron a lawyer at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how federal employees should treat their email correspondence to stay out of any potential trouble.

Tags: Jason R. Baron , In Depth , Records management

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:37pm EST
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Lawmakers' latest FOIA reform effort would strengthen governmentwide ombudsman

This year's attempt to overhaul the the Freedom of Information Act would give the Office of Government Information Services the independence to report directly to Congress on FOIA issues. Without that, OGIS is 'neither an independent watchdog or overseer,' according to its just-retired director.

Tags: Congress , FOIA , Office of Government Information Services , Sunshine in Government Initiative , Rick Blum , Frederick Sadler , Darrell Issa , Jared Serbu , Miriam Nisbet

Monday - 03/02/2015, 06:41am EST

Rob Dalessandro, U.S. World War I Centennial Commission

The last soldier has gone to his eternal reward yet, the nation still remembers World War I. Now that remembrance is official. The National Archives and Records Administration is in the midst of a centennial retrospective on what was called the Great War even before it was over. Rob Dalessandro is acting chairman of the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the commission.

Tags: Rob Dalessandro , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:00am EDT
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Insider threat programs must find the right 'trust but verify' balance

NSA, State and nearly every other agency are developing "fixes" to protect unauthorized employees from taking data. Experts say employees need to understand why the rules are in place and how they benefit both the organization and worker. OMB says one way to improve the situation is by reducing the number of federal employees with security clearances-an initiative that already is underway.

Tags: management , insider threat , Beth Cobert , OMB , John Fitzpatrick , information sharing , Patrick Kennedy , State Department , NSA , Keith Alexander , Ed Hammersla , Raytheon , CA Technologies , Bill Harrod , Intelligence National Security Alliance , Dawn Cappelli , Rockwell Automation , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:56am EDT
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White House releases second open government action plan

The Obama administration's second Open Government National Action Plan introduces 23 new or expanded commitments to open government, including measures to strengthen whistleblower protections and improve the declassification process.

Tags: Barack Obama , Open government , Open Government Action Plan , Sean Moulton , Center for Effective Government

Friday - 12/06/2013, 03:04pm EST

White House pressed to fix 'broken' declassification system

The Public Interest Declassification Board wants high-level attention to address ever-increasing shortcomings in the way agencies classify and declassify documents. The system is considered by many broken and now is being inundated by electronic records. The National Declassification Center has completed equity referral quality assurance on 278 million pages, and completed all processing of more than 118 million pages of this backlog.

Tags: management , Records management , David Ferriero , Nancy Soderberg , Marty Faga , Michael Dobbs , National Declassification Center , Public Interest Declassification Board , White House , Lisa Monaco , CIA , Joseph Lambert , John Powers , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:48am EST

Lawmakers question officials' use of personal, secret email accounts

Current and former Obama administration officials' use of personal email addresses and secret, secondary email accounts to conduct official business came under scrutiny Tuesday at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said her use of a secret account was to do her job more efficiently.

Tags: House , oversight , technology , Records management , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Gary Gensler , Lisa Jackson , Andrew McLaughlin , David Ferriero , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 05:14pm EDT

From binder clips to sequester pads, one fed takes small steps to tackle big budget problems

Joseph Frankovic looked around his office at the Federal Register and saw that it was being overrun by binder clips. At a time when agencies are struggling to save budget dollars wherever they can, Frankovic saw an opportunity to make a difference - and he took it.

Tags: Joseph Frankovic , Federal Register , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , sequestration , green government

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:43pm EDT

New email archiving method attempts to ease burden on agencies

The National Archives and Records Administration has released a new method for archiving and managing the billions of emails circulating in federal agencies.

Tags: Capstone , Records management , technology , Shefali Kapadia , email , email archiving

Friday - 08/30/2013, 10:34am EDT
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