About the National Archives

Deputy Archivist of the United States

William J. Bosanko

Jay BosankoWilliam J. Bosanko was appointed Deputy Archivist of the United States on December 1, 2023. He has been a member of the Senior Executive Service at NARA since 2008.  From January of 2013 through November  2023 he served as NARA’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all facets of NARA's archival mission. From 2011 to 2013 he served as NARA's Executive for Agency Services and was responsible for NARA's efforts nationwide to service the ongoing records management needs of federal agencies and to represent the public's interest in government records with regard to accountability and transparency. Mr. Bosanko previously served as the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office from 2008 to 2011 where he was responsible for oversight of the government-wide security classification system, the controlled unclassified information system, and the National Industrial Security Program. Mr. Bosanko began his career with NARA in 1993, first as an archives technician and later as an archivist and a management and program analyst. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science from Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania).