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Modernize Management of Government Records (US0028)



Action Plan: United States Second Action Plan 2013-2015

Action Plan Cycle: 2013

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: National Archives and Records Administration

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Records Management

IRM Review

IRM Report: United States End-of-Term Report 2013-2015, United States Progress Report 2013-2015

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



The backbone of a transparent and accountable government is strong records management that
documents the decisions and actions of the Federal Government. When records are well managed,
agencies can use them to assess the impact of programs, reduce redundant efforts, save money, and �
share knowledge within and across their organizations. Greater reliance on electronic communications
has radically increased the volume and diversity of information that agencies must manage. With
proper planning, technology can make these records less burdensome to manage and easier to use and
share. To meet current challenges, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will work
with Federal agencies to implement new guidance that addresses the automated electronic
management of email records, as well as the Presidential Directive to manage both permanent and
temporary email records in an accessible electronic format by the end of 2016. NARA will also
collaborate with industry to establish voluntary data and metadata standards to make it easier for
individuals to search publicly-available government records.


Open Government Partnership