ARMA International Creates Coalition to Support Federal Recordkeeping Efforts

    Feb 25, 2015

    ARMA International has pulled together a group of related organizations to support the U.S. federal government’s efforts to modernize its records management infrastructure and implement proven information governance practices.

    The Coalition for Public Sector Information Governance Leadership will provide training and resources to help federal agencies’ practitioners meet President Obama’s 2011 Managing Government Records Memorandum and the implementation directives issued by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Office of Management and Budget. It also will provide a forum for practitioners to learn more about private sector best practices from industry leaders.

    In addition to ARMA International, the coalition includes the American Health Information Management

    Association; AIIM; the Information Governance Initiative; the National Association for Information Destruction; and PRISM International.

     “Since the issuance of the Managing Government Records Directive in August of 2012, we have consistently reached out to the private sector for input and support. With the recent enactment of the Presidential and

    Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 calling on all agencies to transfer permanent electronic records to

    NARA in electronic form to the greatest extent possible, we will need continued assistance from non-governmental organizations like those in this coalition,” Paul Wester, chief records officer, told Government Executive.

    “With the support of the private sector, we believe that federal agencies will be better able to meet their legal and regulatory responsibilities with regard to managing information,” said Liz Icenogle, director of government affairs at ARMA International. “Beyond just facilitating a transition to a digital government, we want to increase awareness about the benefits of creating an information governance mindset and standards of conduct with respect to records and information management policies and procedures.”

    The full text of the press release can be found here:

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