Federal Records Management

AC 25.2018

  MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS:  Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, August 22, 2018  

The next Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meeting, hosted by NARA’s Agency Services, will take place on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  

The meeting will be held in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Metrorail's Yellow and Green lines stop at the Archives/Navy Memorial Station right across the street. Use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue (used as an exit by the general public).  

Come early for coffee and donuts with your Federal Records Centers Program Account Managers and Appraisal Archivists from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Washington Conference Room on the mezzanine level.  

The main BRIDG Meeting begins at 10:00 and ends at noon.  

Here is the agenda for this BRIDG meeting:  

  • Opening Remarks and Speaker Introductions - Laurence Brewer
  • NARA’s Digitization Guidance Plan - Laurence Brewer
  • 2017 RMSA Results - Don Rosen and Cindy Smolovik
  • Training Program Changes - Gary Rauchfuss
  • Demo of New ARCIS Customer Portal Enhancements - John McEvoy
  • Wrap-up and Announcements - Laurence Brewer

To view the meeting live via the National Archives YouTube Channel, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi1rgHHheKA.  

In the afternoon, Federal agency records management professionals are encouraged to take advantage of an opportunity to meet with their Appraisal Archivists from Teams 2 and 4, FRCP Account Managers, and Records Accessioning Staff from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Washington Conference Room on the Mezzanine Level. Reservations are required for these afternoon meetings, so please e-mail Rania.Mahmoud@nara.gov to reserve your spot.  

NARA encourages agencies to participate in BRIDG by presenting best practices or lessons learned that would be helpful to other attending agencies. If you wish to make a presentation or lead a discussion, please email James.Stossel@nara.gov.  

If you have any questions about BRIDG, please email rm.communications@nara.gov or visit our BRIDG website at https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/meetings/index.html.


Chief Records Officer
of the U.S. Government

Federal Records Centers Program  

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