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Press Release
November 29, 2012

Archivist of the United States Appoints William J. Bosanko Chief Operating Officer

Washington, DC…Archivist of the United State David S. Ferriero today announced the appointment of William J. Bosanko (“Jay”) as Chief Operating Officer for the National Archives and Records Administration, effective January 1, 2013. Mr. Bosanko’s appointment will follow the retirement from government service of the current Chief Operating Officer, Thomas E. Mills, on December 31, 2012.

In making the announcement, Archivist Ferriero said, “I am delighted to appoint Jay Bosanko to this position. Jay has nearly two decades of experience at the National Archives, and is well suited to address the challenges we face. His dedication to best management practices and commitment to this agency have earned him the respect of his colleagues and peers,” he added.

Mr. Bosanko has been the National Archives’ Executive for Agency Services since 2011, a job that entails assessing records management needs of Federal agencies and representing the public interest in the accountability and transparency of their records. He also oversees many National Archives offices including the Office of the Chief Records Officer, the nationwide Federal Records Centers, the Office of Government Information Services, the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), and the National Declassification Center.

Prior to that appointment, he directed ISOO for three years, overseeing the government-wide security classification system and the National Industrial Security Program. He also served on the Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information and served as the Executive Agent for oversight of that government-wide program.

Mr. Bosanko began his career with the National Archives in February of 1993, first as an Archives Technician, then as an Archivist, and later as a Management and Program Analyst, working with the Records Declassification Division, the Special Access and FOIA Staff, and ISOO. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania).

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