Federal Records Management

AC 32. 2022

Date: April 21, 2022

Memorandum to Senior Agency Officials for Records Management: NARA assessment report on Chief Data Officer coordination with records management  

I am pleased to announce the publication of the Agency Chief Data Officer (CDO) Coordination with Records Management Programs Records Management Assessment Report. We conducted this assessment because we were interested in the relationship and linkages between agency CDO programs and records management (RM) as the new CDO role and responsibilities are being planned, established, and implemented across federal agencies. 

RM requirements and expertise are important for ensuring that the management and use of data and information resources complies with federal RM statutes and regulations. RM policies and principles, when integrated with data management, will improve the lifecycle management of all agency information. Since agencies are in the early stages of establishing data governance programs, now is the time for agencies to ensure RM is a key component of these new programs. 

I hope you find the report helpful as you continue to work with your Agency Records Officer and your agency’s CDO. 

Chief Records Officer 
for the U.S. Government