September 8, 2010
MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA Bulletin 2010-05
I am pleased to notify you that NARA has issued NARA Bulletin 2010-05, Guidance on Managing Records in Cloud Computing Environments. This bulletin is a formal articulation of NARA's view of agencies' records management responsibilities when agencies adopt cloud computing technologies. NARA issued an FAQ on cloud computing in February 2010 (at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/faqs/cloud.html). This bulletin provides more detailed definitions, Federal agency examples of cloud computing, records management guidelines, and contract language to consider when procuring cloud computing services.
The bulletin has been posted to our website at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/bulletins/2010/2010-05.html.
If you would like additional information regarding this bulletin, please contact your appraiser who can provide any additional information you might need. If you do not know who your assigned appraiser is, you will find a list of the appraisal and scheduling work group and regional contacts on the NARA website at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/appraisal/.
PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Modern Records Programs