15 Jan 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 agencies transition to managing all permanent records in electronic format, starting with all email records by 2016, and all permanent records by the end of 2019. 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 NARA in an electronic format.”
As we enter the final countdown to this deadline, where do today’s federal agencies stand?
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