Digital Transformation

Example Track 1

Transition to Electronic Records

Sep 11, 2019

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Lisa Haralampus

Director of Records Management Policy and Outreach

National Archives and Records Administration

The administration released a memorandum in June directing federal agencies to make a full transition to electronic recordkeeping by 2022. Endorsed by the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives and Records Administration, the memo (M-19-21) is the latest in a series of directives issued in recent years advancing the reality of paperless government. To get there, NARA must revise records management regulations and guidance by 2020. By 2022, federal agencies must manage all permanent records in an electronic format, with appropriate metadata, and close agency-operated records centers.

This session will explore the implications of M-19-21, including:

  • Benefits of paperless environment
  • Implementation challenges, financial and technological
  • Workforce skills gaps
  • Private-sector storage of records
  • Infrastructure and logistical challenges