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Press Release
March 13, 2012

National Archives Holds Public Meeting on Government Records Management March 27

Help the National Archives develop a 21st-century framework for managing government records

WHAT:  The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites the public, public interest, and vendor/IT communities to an open forum on government records management to solicit public comments in response to Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records of November 28, 2011.

WHO:  Paul Wester, the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government; Gary M. Stern, NARA General Counsel.

WHERE:  William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Washington, DC. Please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Background

The Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records directs the Archivist of the United States, in coordination with the Director of Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to consult with those inside and outside of the government interested in improving records management and open government. Comments and suggestions received by NARA and OMB will help inform the Records Management Directive to be issued later in 2012. The Memorandum is online [www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/28/presidential-memorandum-managing-government-records] (see also 76 FR 75423, 12/1/11).

Comments can be submitted electronically using IdeaScale [http://govrecordmanagement.ideascale.com]

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See more information on NARA Records Management [http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt] and the program blog, Records Express [http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express].

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