NARA identifies, preserves, protects, and makes available the historical records of our Federal Government, whether in textual, photographic, audiovisual, electronic, or other formats. NARA also provides guidance to Federal agencies so they can properly manage the records they create. Through museum, outreach, and education programs, NARA seeks to enhance civic literacy. In addition, NARA publishes regulatory documents, sets policy for classified materials, and supports the publication of nationally significant historical records. All these functions preserve the documentary heritage of our country, document the rights of American citizens, and provide accountability in a democracy. Every NARA employee assists in these efforts, and we welcome you as part of the NARA team, working to accomplish these important tasks.