Electronic Records Readiness

Federal agencies still spend hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of staff hours each year to manage and store records that are still in non-digital formats. These paper records trap essential government data in archives that are difficult to access and impossible to automate — adding still more expense when agencies and their citizen customers must draw on them.

That must change by 2022, when agencies are required to make a full transition to electronic recordkeeping and the National Archives and Records Administration will stop accepting new paper records. The shift is essential to making government more effective and efficient, but hitting the milestones set out in M-19-21 will require agencies to fundamentally re-think how they process and manage documents and electronic content.

This kickoff event explored the challenges and opportunities that come with government's push to paperless records management, and what that means for 2020 and beyond. Discussion topics included:

  • NARA's road map for M-19-21 implementation
  • Expected changes to records management regulations and guidance
  • Resource requirements — both technical and financial
  • Workforce implications and skill gaps agencies must address
  • Modernizing and leveraging legacy systems
  • Digitizing and disposing of existing analog records

Event Information

Electronic Records Readiness:
Meeting the Deadlines of M-19-21

December 5, 2019

7:30AM - 11:30AM

W Hotel DC | Altitude Room
515 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

FREE for Government & Military*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address or badge on-site


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-300-5825

Presented By:

  • FCW
  • KM DocPoint QAI


Thursday, December 5, 2019

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35 am - 9:00 am The Paper Chase: New Rule to Hasten Digital Dominance
  • Arian Ravanbakhsh Supervisory Records Management Policy Analyst, Office of the Chief Records Officer National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
9:00 am - 9:20 am Uncharted and Uncertain: The Path to Paperless Recordkeeping
  • Debbie Kramer Branch Chief, Records and Data Management HHS/Office of the Secretary
9:20 am - 9:40 am GSA's Shared Services Initiative
  • Robert Wuhrman Enterprise Solutions Architect,
    Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP)
    General Services Administration
9:40 am - 10:00 am Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:20 am The Path to Becoming Fully Digital: NARA’s Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI)
  • Courtney Anderson Senior Electronic Records Policy Analyst National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
10:20 am - 10:40 am ERM Roadmap
  • Bob Valente Project Manager
    Office Management Category
    General Services Administration
10:40 am - 11:05 am M-19-21 and Information Modernization
The Elephant(s) in the Room
  • John Mancini Former President, AIIM and President, Content Results, LLC
11:05 am - 11:25 am Workshop Session
11:25 AM - 11:30 AM Closing Remarks


The W Hotel DC | Altitude Room
515 15th Street NW | Washington, DC 20004 | (202) 661-2400


The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.


The W offers valet parking at the main entrance on 15th Street NW. There are two garages located on F Street NW, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time. Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Information Technology - Technical, Registration # 137543

Credits Earned: 2

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