How to Evaluate Electronic Records Management Systems

With the urgency imposed by NARA on federal agencies to store and manage permanent electronic records in a native electronic format this year, many agencies may find themselves tempted to assess potential solutions according to what’s easiest (cheapest, fastest, least work) rather than what’s best. However, with even larger goals waiting on the horizon (like [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:30:27+00:00April 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Spotlight: The Role of Automation in Meeting NARA’s 2019 Deadline

Though NARA requires that federal agencies manage all permanent electronic records in electronic format by the end of this year, they have not mandated that the records management system used be automated. As NARA's Use Cases guidance states, “The steps through the [records management] life cycle can be done automatically, semi-automatically or manually. While NARA [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:29:52+00:00April 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

PSL’s TransAccess Receives GSA Approval for Digitization Services (SIN 51-504) and Electronic Records Management Solutions (SIN 51-600)

March 13, 2019 – Duluth, GA – Peniel Solutions, LLC (PSL), a leading provider of records digitization services, is pleased to announce that it has been granted approval as a Schedule 36 General Services Administration (GSA) vendor to provide services under contract 47QSMA19D08PC through 2024. Federal agencies will now have a streamlined process to access [...]

By |2019-03-20T21:15:48+00:00March 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Getting Help: What a Third-Party Vendor Can – and Can’t – Do to Help You Meet NARA’s 2019 Records Management Deadline

Federal agencies are facing pressing document management mandates from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Specifically, NARA has been tasked with guiding federal agencies toward meeting the Managing Government Records Directive, using existing technology where feasible. That means they must be managing all permanent records in electronic format by the end of this year. [...]

By |2019-03-20T21:15:48+00:00March 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Understanding Capstone and Its Role – and Its Limitations – in Meeting NARA’s 2019 Records Management Deadline

In 2013, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) provided "Guidance on a New Approach to Managing Email Records" known as the Capstone approach. NARA intended the Capstone approach to provide a systematic and simplified way for federal agencies to manage email records, and many agencies successfully employed Capstone to help them meet the 2016 [...]

By |2019-03-20T21:15:48+00:00March 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Why Agencies Should Care: How Meeting NARA’s Deadline Will Benefit Your Team

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) have mandated that federal agencies transition to managing all permanent records in electronic format by the end of 2019. This requirement is no small undertaking, and it means most agencies will expend significant energy and budget on the effort this year. [...]

By |2019-03-20T21:15:48+00:00February 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Spotlight: Assessing Current Inventory – Considerations and Best Practices

NARA's deadline of December 31, 2019 for federal agencies to be managing all permanent records in electronic format is rushing toward us. Where does your agency stand in its preparations? If you're not sure, your next step should be to assess your current inventory so that you understand what needs to happen over the rest [...]

By |2019-03-20T21:15:48+00:00February 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Action Plan 2019: What Your 2019 Records Management Efforts Need to Cover

At last, we have hit the year that federal agencies are expected to fully complete their transition to managing records electronically. Per the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) itself: “By December 31, 2019, all permanent electronic records in Federal agencies will be managed electronically to the fullest extent possible for eventual transfer and accessioning [...]

By |2019-03-20T21:15:48+00:00January 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

State of the Transition: Are U.S. Government Agencies Ready to Meet NARA’s 2019 deadline?

The number of electronic records in government has skyrocketed in just a few decades. Former President Clinton's White House generated 32 million emails; former President Obama's generated over 300 million. That exponential increase is why the Obama administration, the Office of Management and Budget, and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) mandated that federal [...]

By |2019-03-20T21:15:48+00:00January 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Govern from the Cloud

If you don’t already believe everyone is jumping on the cloud-computing bandwagon, it’s time to change your tune: Even major government agencies are making the change. The U.S. General Services Administration, Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, NASA, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are just a few of the major government agencies that [...]

By |2019-03-20T21:15:49+00:00June 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

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