Federal Records Management

Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG)

BRIDG is a public forum to discuss federal records management. BRIDG is hosted by NARA's Agency Services, composed of the Office of the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, the Federal Records Centers Program, the Office of Government Information Services, the Information and Security Oversight Office, and the National Declassification Center. BRIDG meetings are held every other month and can be joined virtually via YouTube.

BRIDG Dates and Times

BRIDG Meetings are held via YouTube.  Links to the YouTube meetings will be provided on this webpage.  To receive information about upcoming BRIDG meetings and other federal records topics,

Date

BRIDG Meeting

Tuesday, 12/14/2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, 2/15/2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, 4/19/2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, 6/14/2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, 8/16/2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, 10/18/2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual Meeting

BRIDG Meeting Recordings

BRIDG Meeting 10/19/2021 AC04.2022

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Meeting Transcript

Presentation Slides 

  • Federal Records Center Program Updates
  • Annual Move
  • Annual Reporting Data
  • OGIS Reporting Update and Advisory Committee Update

BRIDG Meeting 8/24/2021 AC 30.2021

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Meeting Transcript

Presentation Slides

  • NARA’s Draft Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026
  • Federal Records Center Program Updates
  • Tribal Consultations

BRIDG Meeting 6/22/2021 AC 25.2021

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Meeting Transcript

Presentation slides 

  • Federal Records Center Program Updates
  • Assisting Veterans & Families In Their Time of Greatest Need
  • Capstone Panel Discussion

BRIDG Meeting 4/20/2021

The April 2021 BRIDG meeting was cancelled.

BRIDG Meeting 02/16/2021 AC 17.2021

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Meeting Transcript

Presentation slides

  • Federal Records Center Program Updates
  • Update on ERA 2.0
  • Records Management Training Updates

BRIDG Meeting 12/16/2020 AC 12.2021

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Presentation slides

  • Federal Records Centers Program Updates
  • Oversight and Reporting Updates
  • Draft Regulations with Digitization Standards for Permanent Records
  • Update on Federal Records Management and Transition Activities

BRIDG Meeting 10/20/2020 AC 04.2021

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Presentation slides

  • Welcome and Speaker Introductions
  • Federal Records Center Program (FRCP) Update
  • NARA Bulletin 2020-01, Guidance on OMB/NARA Memorandum Transition to Electronic Records (M-19-21)
  • NARA Bulletin 2020-02, Guidance on Scheduling the Early and Late Transfer of Permanent Records
  • Transition and Federal Records Management
  • General Q&A

BRIDG Meeting 8/25/2020 AC 21.2020

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Presentation slides

  • Welcome and Speaker Introductions - Gordon Everett
  • Results of Customer Survey - Gordon Everett
  • FERMI Updates - Bethany Cron
  • OGIS Updates - Kirsten Mitchell
  • Capstone Resubmission Updates - Margaret Hawkins
  • General Q&A

BRIDG Meeting 6/23/2020 AC.19. 2020

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Presentation slides 

The meeting was held virtually through Adobe Connect.

  • Welcome and Speaker Introductions - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government
  • Federal Records Centers Status Update - Gordon Everett, Director of Customer Relationship Management, Federal Records Centers Program
  • Oversight and Reporting: Updates from Annual Reporting - Cindy Smolovik, NARA Oversight and Reporting
  • GRS Transmittal 31 and Capstone Resubmission - Galen Wilson, NARA Operations and Research Support Team
  • Digitization Regulations Updates - Lisa Haralampus, Director, Records Management Policy and Outreach

BRIDG Meeting 4/14/2020: AC 14.2020

The April 2020 BRIDG meeting was cancelled.

BRIDG Meeting 2/19/2020: AC 10.2020

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

  • Welcome and Announcements - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government
  • 2018 RMSA FOIA Responses - Kirsten Mitchell, Compliance Team Lead for the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) 
  • Update on Capstone Email Management - Margaret Hawkins, Director, Records Management Operations
  • Change in Communications - Lisa Haralampus, Director, Records Management Policy and Outreach
  • FRCP Updates - Gordon Everett, Director of Customer Relationship Management, Federal Records Centers Program

BRIDG Meeting 12/17/2019: AC 05.2020

The December 2019 BRIDG meeting was cancelled.

BRIDG Meeting 10/29/2019: AC 03.2020

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

  • Welcome and Speaker Introductions - Gordon Everett, Director of Customer Relationship Management, Federal Records Centers Program
  • ERA 2.0 Updates - Sam McClure, Electronic Records Program Director, and David Lake, Program Manager for ERA
  • NARA Inspector General (IG) Report - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government
  • Federal Agencies Records Management Reporting - Don Rosen, Director of Records Management Oversight and Reporting
  • 2020 Annual Move: What You Need To Know - Matt Eidson, Supervisor, Permanent Records Capture Team
  • FRCP 2020 Service Rates- Jefferson Lunsford, Chief Financial Analyst, Federal Records Centers Program

BRIDG Meeting 08/27/2019: AC 24.2019

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

  • Welcome and Speaker Introductions - Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government
  • FRCP Fiscal Year 2020 Updates - Gordon Everett, Director of Customer Relationship Management, Federal Records Centers Program
  • OMB/NARA Memo M-19-21, Transition to Electronic Records - Laurence Brewer and Jay Trainer, Executive for Agency Services
  • Overview of Schedule 36 and How It Supports M-19-21 - Matthew Mastronardo and Bob Valente, Federal Acquisition Service at US General Services Administration 
  • Reporting Data Overview - Don Rosen, Director of Records Management Oversight and Reporting 
  • ReMIS Overview - Jill Snyder, Training Specialist
  • AROC Bulletin - Michelle Bradley, Records Management Training Program Supervisor
  • Training Materials Catalog Demo - Gary Rauchfuss, Director of Records Management Training Program 

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

 

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