Records Managers

AC 24.2013

June 10, 2013

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Please mark your calendars for the next BRIDG meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

The meeting will be held at the National Archives and Records Administration downtown building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Metrorail's Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station) in the McGowan Theater. Please enter on the Constitution Avenue side of the building, the "Special Events" entrance (which is actually the exit for the general public).

We will begin with an informal networking hour from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Washington Room (mezzanine level). The BRIDG meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level). Following BRIDG, a Staff Meet and Greet for all Federal agency attendees who work with Appraisal Team 4 will be held from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Room (mezzanine level). At subsequent BRIDG meetings, we will continue to hold Meet and Greet sessions for agency attendees that work with one of the other three appraisal teams.

Meeting agenda items include the following:

BRIDG Survey Results
David Weinberg, Director, Federal Records Centers Program
A brief summary of the results of the recent survey of BRIDG attendees.

Live from Seattle: Transfer & Disposition
Scott Roley, Assistant Director for Operations (T&D), Federal Records Centers Program
Information will be provided on the new National Transfer & Disposition Team and a forthcoming disposition backlog initiative called the Agency Profile.

Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
John P. Fitzpatrick, Director, Information Security Oversight Office
The CUI Executive Agent will provide an overview of the CUI program as established by EO13556.  Included will be a discussion of issues related to the forthcoming draft federal CUI rule, as well as plans for governance and agency implementation.

Managing Government Records Directive Update
Donald Rosen, Director, Policy Analysis and Enforcement, Office of the Chief Records Officer
Status report on the various ongoing activities and upcoming milestones related to OMB/NARA Directive M-12-18

Please visit this link (http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/meetings/webcast-instructions.html) to view the steps you will need to take to view the webcast.

NARA will provide free wi-fi to on-site participants in the McGowan Theater. We will also be monitoring questions from both the on-site and remote audiences through Twitter. If you would like to ask a question or make a comment, please use the #NARABRIDG hashtag.

To reserve a place for the Agency Services-BRIDG meeting and/or the pre-BRIDG networking hour, please provide your name, telephone number, and agency name via email to rm.communications@nara.gov, no later than Monday, June 17, 2013. You may reserve places for several staff in the same email, but for security purposes we must have each individual's name, telephone number, and email address. If you would like to attend the pre-BRIDG networking hour, please RSVP in your email response, so that we can determine an accurate headcount for catering. You do not need to RSVP if you plan to attend via the webcast.

To reserve a place for the Appraisal Team 4 Meet and Greet, a reservation is required. This meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with Appraisal Archivists and the supervisor from Appraisal Team 4, FRC account representatives, textual and electronic records accessioning staff, ERA training staff, and staff from the Permanent Records Capture Team. Agencies in Team 4 include, but are not limited to: Defense, Labor, Energy, Veterans Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Coast Guard and Office of Personnel Management among others.. All agencies listed as part of Team 4 are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Please email Shannon Olsen at shannon.olsen@nara.gov, or call 301-837-3486 if you need assistance.

NARA encourages agencies to participate at BRIDG by presenting best practices or lessons learned that would be helpful to other attending agencies. If you wish to lead a discussion, please reply to this RM Communications.

NARA reserves the right to postpone or cancel a meeting at any time. We will make every effort to contact registrants by e-mail and telephone if that occurs, so complete information at the time of registration is very important. Meetings WILL BE CANCELED if the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces a "closed," "unscheduled leave," "liberal leave," or "delayed arrival" policy for Federal employees for that day or if there has been an elevation to threat level RED in the Homeland Security status. Official Government closing and leave information is located on the OPM web site at www.opm.gov.

PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Chief Records Officer 
for the U.S. Government

DAVID WEINBERG
Director, Federal Records Centers Program

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