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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 13, 2012

Pamela Wright talks about innovation and paper records at NARA. Max Stier of the Partnership for Public Service elaborates about the best federal agencies to work based on the nonprofit group's survey. A retired federal couple, one is on FERS and the other on CSRS, tell how they make it work.

Tags: Pamela Wright , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Thomas Ginter , TeleCommunication Systems, Inc , Neal Schiff , Linda Habenstreit

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 11:58am EST

1940 US census viewable online after near freeze

The National Archives said Tuesday that census pages are again available for viewing. The government website got 37 million hits hours after the information was first released to the public Monday morning, all but shutting out would-be researchers from the records.

Tags: U.S. Census Bureau ,

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 11:05pm EDT

OGIS holds its first press conference

Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives is now open for business. WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , Office of Government Information Services , Max Cacas

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 07:22pm EST

President faces National Archives deadline

WFED's Max Cacas has more.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Max Cacas

Monday - 12/28/2009, 07:01pm EST

House panel probes dual-roles of National Archives

When you hear "National Archives" what do you immediately think of? A place to find government records? A museum to view historic artifacts like the original U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence? There are some who believe that these two missions of the National Archives work at cross-purposes to each other. A House subcommittee examined the conflict yesterday.

Tags: management , David Ferriero , William Lacy Clay , House Information Policy, Census and National Arch , OGIS , Miriam Nesbit , OMB , Peter Orzag , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 12/17/2009, 06:58am EST

Hill panel casts wary eye over costly Archives ERA project

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are casting a wary eye on one of the biggest information technology projects in the Federal government: the effort to build the "Electronic Records Archive" at the National Archives and Records Administration. Congressional watchdogs say the project has been plagued by contractor delays and cost overruns. And now, a House panel is wondering if NARA will ever realize the expectations from the ERA project.

Tags: Contracting , Technology , Electronic Record Archive , Lockheed Martin , Patrick McHenry , William Lacy Clay , Adrienne Thomas , David Powner , GAO , George W. Bush , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 07:11am EST

Archives reports progress on road to digital ERA

Since 2005, the National Archives and Records Administration has been building a new, digital version of itself - the Electronic Records Archive. The Archives has met an important milestone on the path to ERA: the agency is nearing completion of the task of entering into its digital storehouse the complete records from an American Presidency.

Tags: Technology , Electronic Record Archive , Lockheed Martin , Martha Morphy , David Kepley , George W. Bush , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 07:21am EDT

Archives officials grilled on the Hill over missing data drives

A little more than a month ago, officials at the National Archives admitted to the loss of a hard drive containing the personal information of millions of military veterans. Before that, there was the loss of a hard drive containing messages from the Clinton White House. The handling of these data devices was the focus of Thursday's hearing of the House Information Policy, Census, and National Archives Subcommittee.

Tags: Technology , Adrienne Thomas , Paul Brachfeld , Max Cacas , security

Friday - 11/06/2009, 07:10am EST
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