10 Sep Is NARA’s 2022 Deadline Still Achievable After COVID-19?
Previously, we wrote about the risks created by the ambitious deadline set by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for federal agencies to convert to (mostly) all electronic records management by the end of 2022. One risk we did not mention in that article: the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 started like any other year, and even in the beginning, NARA’s mandate posed significant challenges to the federal government. It’s a lot of ground to cover in a relatively aggressive timeframe, and progress to date has been mixed. According to NARA’s own “Federal Agency Records Management 2018 Annual Report,” nearly three-quarters (73%) of eligible electronic records are not being transferred to NARA as of Fiscal Year 2018 (the report for FY2019 will likely be released within the next month or so).
Learn more about the challenges from COVID-19 on our TransAccessDM blog.