Promoting the information governance profession to government leaders and policymakers is a key priority for ARMA International, and the organization has strengthened its government relations capacity to meet the challenges and opportunities coming from Washington, D.C.
In 2013, ARMA International appointed Liz Icenogle as senior manager of both government affairs and member services. She joined ARMA in June 2010 after having worked as a grassroots advocacy coordinator for a major trade association.
“Government is a major driver of records and information management (RIM) policies and practices, and ARMA’s engagement is an important part of our efforts to support our members and the profession,” Icenogle said.
Icenogle outlined several objectives that ARMA plans to focus on in 2014. They include providing thought leadership on public policies and government practices that impact the RIM profession; promoting the importance of sound information governance practices, as outlined in ARMA’s Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles; and reaching out to the broader information governance community as a means to develop and influence policy priorities.
Among the many federal issues that are expected to be important to the RIM profession in 2014, Icenogle highlighted the proposed amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, privacy and cybersecurity, Freedom of Information Act Reform, and implementation of the Presidential Directive on Managing Government Records, which includes a requirement that the Office of Personnel Management develop an occupational series for records managers.
To help guide its government affairs activities, ARMA is encouraging its members to complete a short online questionnaire in an effort to identify other policy priorities and issues of concern. To access the survey, please click HERE.