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The Chief Records Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration recently released the 2014 Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) report. NARA uses this annual self-assessment to determine whether Federal agencies are compliant with statutory and regulatory records management assessment requirements as well as identify trends and areas of need.
Some of the key findings from this report are noted below:
Additionally, NARA has made several recommendations based on their findings. The following are specifically directed at the Senior Agency Officials for Records Management:
On a broader scale, they also made recommendations for all federal agencies and their records management assessment programs:
Overall, these findings seem to be trending in a positive direction and although this is exclusively around the federal agencies, seems like a close approximation of where a majority of the private business world is at as well. The recommendations, therefore, should ring true for a large number of organizations.
These are some of the same tenants we have been preaching here, including the focus on email and the cloud. As the cloud continues to become integrated with nearly every business process, it is critical that businesses have a records management strategy that reflects that emphasis.