Records Managers

NWM 08.2010

February 8, 2010

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY RECORDS CONTACTS: FAQs about Managing Federal Records in Cloud Computing Environments.

I am pleased to notify you that NARA has published a "FAQs About Managing Federal Records in Cloud Computing Environments." This FAQ provides a basic overview of cloud computing, its benefits and concerns, and records management implications that agencies will need to consider when implementing cloud computing services. NARA intends to issue a more comprehensive bulletin on this topic by the end of the fiscal year.

The FAQ has been posted to our website at

If you would like additional information regarding this FAQ, please contact


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