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Just in time for its 75th anniversary in a little more than 10 days, the Federal Register is set to unveil an entirely new look -- online. And in keeping with the Obama Administration's emphasis on the Open Government Initiative, and using the tools of social collaboration, the new FederalRegister.gov is expected to be the result of wider citizen participation.
Current federal regulations are fairly explicit on the kinds of federal agency records that must be kept by law. But what happens when the law hasn't kept up with changes in communications in the Internet age? A government attorney who has helped almost every federal agency comply with records management regulations addresses a recent National Archives conference.
Tags: management , best practices , Records Administration Conference , Jason Baron , Director of Litigation for the Office of General , records , e-mail , Electronic Message Preservation Act , Max Cacas
The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."
WFED's Max Cacas reports.
NARA launched Web 2.0 tools, asking for the public's help with writing its Open Government Plan. The agency's chief digital access strategist discusses the suprising response they got.
NARA finds the Federal Government does not consistently manage its records and information - particularly its electronic records - well enough to meet business needs, protect rights or assure accountability, and ensure the continued preservation and access of permanently valuable records. Laurence Brewer is the Director of the Life Cycle Management Division at NARA explains
NARA's new report to the President finds that fewer individuals are receiving classification authority. The document also says a majority of the information that is classified likely will stay secret for 10 years or less.
Federal Register notice details new ownership and cost structure for current and former feds.
How to preserve the past to serve the future? The Archivist of the United States explains.
The new National Declassification Center is charged with streamlining declassification processes, facilitating quality assurance measures, and implementing standard training for declassification reviewers.