Federal Records Management

Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG)

A Forum Dedicated to the Improvement of Federal Records Management

BRIDG is a public forum where anyone involved in Federal Records Management can share their experiences and discuss the latest developments from NARA Agency Services, comprising the Office of the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, the Federal Records Centers Program, the Information and Security Oversight Office, the National Declassification Center, and the Office of Government Information Services.

The Pre-BRIDG Coffee Hour is an informal networking session where federal agency records managers can discuss current issues and best practices with personnel from NARA's Federal Records Center Program and Appraisal Teams.

Post-BRIDG Meetings, immediately following the main BRIDG session, are hosted by one of NARA's Appraisal Teams, include related FRC Account Managers, and provide an opportunity for federal records managers to talk directly to their assigned appraisal and FRC personnel. Reservations are required.

BRIDG Dates, Times, and Locations

BRIDG Meetings are normally held in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408. The building is directly across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Archives/Navy Memorial stop on the DC Metro Yellow and Green Lines. If BRIDG is to be held at a different location, our meeting announcement will contain location and direction information.

Date

Pre-BRIDG Coffee Hour

BRIDG Meeting

Post-BRIDG Meetings

Tuesday, 08/27/2019 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM McGowan Theater Lobby 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM By-Reservation-Only Washington Conference Room
Tuesday, 10/29/2019 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM McGowan Theater Lobby 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM By-Reservation-Only Washington Conference Room
Tuesday, 12/17/2019 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM McGowan Theater Lobby 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM By-Reservation-Only Washington Conference Room

BRIDG Meeting Recordings

BRIDG Meeting 06/10/2019: AC 21.2019

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Presentation slides are available upon request to RM.Communications@nara.gov

  • Opening Remarks and Speaker Introductions - Gordon Everett, Federal Records Centers Program
  • NARA Reporting Period Reminder and Highlights - Don Rosen, Director of Policy Analysis and Enforcement
  • Blockchain White Paper Review - Eric Kyle Douglas, NARA Records Management Policy and Outreach
  • Preview of the 2020 Annual Move - Derek Kennedy, NARA Permanent Records Capture Team
  • Federal Records Centers Disposal Update - Steve Ourada, Federal Records Centers Program
  • Planning Your Records Management Training - Gary Rauchfuss, Director of NARA Records Management Training and Education
  • Wrap-up - Gordon Everett

 

BRIDG Meeting 04/15/2019: AC 13.2019

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Presentation slides are available upon request to RM.Communications@nara.gov

  • Opening Remarks and Speaker Introductions - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government
  • Agency Disposition Profile Reports - David Williams, Account Manager, Federal Records Centers Program (FRCP)
  • Current Digitization Services Offered by the FRCP - David Miller, Director of Records Management Services for the FRCP
  • Posting Record Schedules - Margaret Hawkins, Director of NARA Records Management Scheduling and Transfer
  • NARA Records Management Training Update - Gary Rauchfuss, Director of NARA Records Management Training and Education
  • NARA Digitization Regulation Update - Lisa Haralampus, Director of NARA Records Management Policy and Guidance
  • Records Management Web Site Changes - Jim Stossel, Outreach Specialist, Records Management Policy and Outreach
  • Question and Answer Session - NARA Agency Services Managers
  • Wrap-up and Announcements - Laurence Brewer

 

BRIDG Meeting 02/21/2019: AC 10.2019

The February 2019 BRIDG Meeting was canceled.
 

BRIDG Meeting 12/12/2018
The December 2018 BRIDG Meeting was canceled.

 

BRIDG Meeting 10/25/2018: AC 02.2019

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Presentation slides are available upon request to RM.Communications@nara.gov

  • Opening Remarks - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer of the U.S. Government
  • WNRC Update - Christopher Pinkney, Division Director Operations - DC
  • ISOO Update - Mark Bradley, Director, Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)
  • OGIS Update - Alina Semo, Director, Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
  • ERA 2.0 Update - Sam McClure, Electronic Records Program Director, and David Lake, Program Manager - ERA, Portfolio Management Division, Information Services
  • 2019 Annual Move - Matt Eidson, Supervisor, Permanent Records Capture Team
  • FRC 2020 Transactional Billing Rates - Jeff Lunsford, Chief Financial Analyst, Federal Records Centers Program
  • The New Essential Records Guide - Preston Huff, Archives Specialist, Records Management Policy and Outreach Program
  • Records Management Web Site Changes - Jim Stossel, Outreach Specialist, Records Management Policy and Outreach Program
  • Closing Remarks and Announcements - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer of the U.S. Government

 

BRIDG Meeting 08/22/2018: AC 25.2018

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Presentation slides are available upon request to RM.Communications@nara.gov

  • Opening Remarks - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer of the U.S. Government
  • NARA's Digitization Guidance Plan - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer of the U.S. Government
  • 2017 RMSA Results - Don Rosen and Cindy Smolovik, NARA ACO
  • Training Program Changes - Gary Rauchfuss, NARA ACT
  • Demo of New ARCIS Customer Portal Enhancements - John McEvoy, NARA AFO
  • Closing Remarks and Announcements - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer of the U.S. Government

 

BRIDG Meeting 06/28/2018: AC 22.2018

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Presentation slides are available upon request to RM.Communications@nara.gov

  • Opening Remarks - David Williams, NARA FRCP
  • ERA 2.0 Business Process Improvement Update - Sam McClure, NARA ERM Program Director
  • FERMI Update - Courtney Anderson, NARA ACPP
  • Annual Move Update - Derek Kennedy, NARA Permanent Records Capture Team
  • FRCP Update - David Williams, NARA FRCP

 

BRIDG Meeting 04/24/2018: AC 18.2018

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Presentation slides are available upon request to RM.Communications@nara.gov

  • Opening Remarks - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer of the U.S. Government
  • 2019 Success Criteria - Kyle Douglas, NARA ACPP
  • Our Path to an ERM Solution - Susan Little, U.S. Access Board
  • Strategic Changes in records Management Training - Gary Rauchfuss, NARA ACT
  • ARCIS Customer Portal Disposal Module - John McEvoy, NARA ACF, Rebekah Meservy, DOJ

 

BRIDG Meeting 02/15/2018: AC 12.2018

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Presentation slides are available upon request to RM.Communications@nara.gov

  • Opening Remarks - Gordon Everett, FRCP
  • OGIS Updates - Amy Bennett, OGIS
  • 2018 Agency Disposition Profiles - Scott Roley, FRCP
  • Ambiguous Disposition Codes - Markus Most, OCRO
  • BRIDG Survey Results - Lisa Haralampus, James Stossel, OCRO
  • Panel Discussion of Records Management Priorities - Laurence Brewer, David Weinberg, Gary Rauchfuss, Lisa Haralampus, Maggie Hawkins

BRIDG Announcements and Agenda Items

BRIDG Meeting announcements are distributed via e-mail prior to each meeting. Send an e-mail to RM.Communications@nara.gov if you would like to be added to our distribution list for BRIDG-related announcements.

If you would like to make a presentation or suggest a topic for BRIDG, please send an e-mail to RM.Communications@nara.gov.

BRIDG Registration

Registration is NOT required to attend BRIDG meetings held at the National Archives; however, if you wish to attend the Post-BRIDG Meet-and-Greet, send an e-mail to the team supervisor identified in the BRIDG meeting announcement or in the Post-BRIDG Meet-and-Greet schedule.

When BRIDG meetings are held at a host agency, our meeting announcement will contain information about registration and security requirements.

BRIDG Cancellation Policy

NARA reserves the right to postpone or cancel a meeting at any time. We will make every effort to notify those on our distribution list as soon as we know of a cancellation. BRIDG meetings WILL BE CANCELLED if the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces a government closure, or authorizes unscheduled leave, unscheduled telework, or delayed arrival for Federal employees on the day of the scheduled meeting, or if the Department of Homeland Security recommends such action as part of the National Terrorism Advisory System. Official Government closing and leave information is located on the OPM web site at at www.opm.gov. Information about the National Terrorism Advisory System is available at https://www.dhs.gov/national-terrorism-advisory-system

BRIDG Security Information

No special identification or security arrangements are necessary at the National Archives, but you will be required to go through a metal detector similar to airport screening, and all bags will be checked on the way in and out of the building. When BRIDG is held at a host agency, our meeting announcement will contain information about registration and security requirements.

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