Spotlight: Records Management Policy Issues for Government Agencies

At the beginning of the year, we laid out a step-by-step roadmap for what Federal agencies need to do to comply with the deadline set by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for managing all permanent electronic records electronically by December 31, 2019. With the recent expansion of these requirements to encompass all temporary [...]

By |2019-09-16T17:02:03+00:00September 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What Reporting Capabilities are Crucial to Federal Records Management?

In our guide to evaluating electronic records management (ERM) systems we mentioned that “all records should be discoverable.” Specifically, we noted that any ERM should enable users to perform advanced searches and create custom reports. Today, we’re going to take a deeper look at this idea and explore why reporting functionality is so critical to [...]

By |2019-09-16T17:02:12+00:00September 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New Guidance from OMB and NARA Expands Scope of Digitization Requirements

Since 2012, the federal government has been pushing agencies to begin managing many records in electronic format. The effort began by focusing on email with OMB Memorandum M-14-16 (“Guidance on Managing Email”) and expanded to other record types with OMB Memorandum M-12-18 (“Managing Government Records Directive”). Since then, agencies have been working towards managing all [...]

By |2019-08-28T22:05:23+00:00August 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Creating a Records Schedule Step by Step

Records management is not easy and if done poorly or haphazardly can consume an enormous amount of time, human capital, and budget. Records schedules help. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) defines a records schedule as “mandatory instructions for the disposition of the records.” These are documents that streamline and simplify the records management [...]

By |2019-08-07T21:48:58+00:00August 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

PSL Named One of CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Cloud Solutions Providers of 2019

PSL was named one of the top 20 providers for Cloud Solutions in CIOReview's 2019 rankings. Read a preview of the article below, and click on the image or link below to read the full article. "Cloud execution for digital transformation has unquestionably risen across many industries. The public sector is beginning to catch up [...]

By |2019-08-07T19:11:00+00:00August 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Come See PSL at Booth 414 at the 930gov Conference in Washington, DC!

Come visit PSL August 20th at the 930gov Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC! We will be at Booth 414 with information about our leading technology solutions and services. And while you’re there, enter to win one of ten $25 gift cards! 930gov is the largest, longest-running, multi-sponsored conference and [...]

By |2019-07-31T16:40:42+00:00July 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Spotlight: NARA’s Metadata Requirements for Electronic Records

As the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) pushes federal agencies ever closer to managing all permanent records in electronic format, another dimension of record-keeping is taking on new found importance: metadata. Agencies that want to comply with NARA’s requirements for managing and submitting all permanent records in electronic format need to understand the importance [...]

By |2019-07-10T19:30:25+00:00July 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What if Your Agency Still Needs to Maintain Analog Records?

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will no longer accept analog records from federal agencies after December 31, 2022. Indeed, NARA is doing its best to go all-in on electronic records retention. It’s strategic plan for 2018-2022 includes digitizing “billions of pages of records we hold in analog formats [and keeping] pace with the [...]

By |2019-06-05T17:30:32+00:00June 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Spotlight: Managing Temporary Records

According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "Temporary records are those records that NARA approves for either immediate disposal or for disposal after a specified time or event." Temporary records are no easier to manage than permanent records, and in some ways, they may actually be more difficult. For example, the time period [...]

By |2019-06-05T17:30:44+00:00June 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Leading Technology Solutions Provider Peniel Solutions, LLC Granted ISO/IEC 27017:2015 Certification for Cloud Computing Security

June 15, 2019 – Duluth, GA – Peniel Solutions, LLC (PSL), a leading provider of records management and digitization services, is pleased to announce that it has been granted certification under ISO/IEC 27002 by global certification authority G-Certi. The ISO/IEC 27017:2015 standard offers guidelines for establishing robust information security controls related to the use of [...]

By |2019-06-05T17:30:21+00:00June 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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