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With so many government workers teleworking due to the COVID-19 pandemic, records-related security concerns are especially pressing right now. Beyond the admittedly helpful ability to access electronic records remotely, is it still safe and secure to do so? The answer to that question depends largely...

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the working world like an earthquake, with millions of Americans now working from home under lockdown and shelter-in-place orders. It's even affected government workers, including staff at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). What does this mean for NARA’s requirements...

Records administration is a complex and challenging task for any organization, and that’s without worrying about unauthorized or inappropriate users interfering with records. In fact, users with unnecessary access rights create more than just security and privacy risks, they can complicate or even damage the...

Procurement has never been easier for government agencies looking for help with records management. The Government Services Administration (GSA) has already done all the hard work in formulating its GSA Schedules – also known as Multiple Award Schedules (MAS). These schedules are “long-term governmentwide contracts with...

Since 2014, over 440 breaches of government data in the U.S. have exposed nearly 169 million records, according to a study from technology research website Comparitech. That figure doesn’t even touch on data breaches that remain undiscovered, nor on other security issues that can impact government...

On June 28, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) established a new rule for federal agencies: “By December 31, 2022, all permanent records in Federal agencies will be managed electronically to the fullest extent possible for eventual transfer and accessioning by NARA in...

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) recently updated guidelines for federal records management include a provision ending the use of agency-run storage facilities for analog records. Specifically, Section 1.3 of OMB/NARA M-19-21 mandates that federal agencies must close any agency-operated Records Storage Facilities...