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eDiscovery and Records Management, a Perfect Storm?

I have internalized a concept about Records Management and eDiscovery for several years, but it has been made evident to me from working on recent projects that this view of the world of RM is not universally shared. Because of the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure some years back, Electronically Stored Information (ESI) is now discoverable in court cases, regardless of whether it is being treated as an official business record of the organization. So, rather than having RM become an afterthought it needs to effectively deal with as much of the ESI landscape as possible

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“Yes, I Was Burned but I Call It a Lesson Learned”*

Unwittingly, I chatted about the practical implications of this question with a dear friend of mine earlier today

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Poor Records Management May Lead to OIG Exclusions

You may have to produce records within twenty-four hours from receipt of the OIG request, or sooner if the OIG believes the records are at risk of being altered or destroyed...Ideally, this should be a condition of the Business Associate Agreement


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Managing Government Records Directive: What it Means for You

Written by Rachel Theran, Director Solution Markerting, Iron Mountain On Friday, August 24 th , the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the White House and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released the “Managing Government Records Directive&rdquo

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NARA Proposes New General Records Schedule

One of the things that I will be most intrigued about when the restructured GRS is completed are the new permanent records. NARA is proposing adding to the number of permanent records, as currently only 2-5% of all federal records are permanent and the rest are temporary. Especially since these are of a more "general" nature, you have to wonder what they will include that should be considered permanent which were not before

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Implementing SharePoint within Federal Government Agencies – Best Practices “From the Consulting Trenches” \ Tips for Government IT Executives & Appointees

I had the privilege of having a breakfast meeting with the previous Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the United States, Vivek Kundra, last year and it was refreshing to hear his ideas about how “Big Government” should take the “lean” methodologies and best practices approach from private industry as well as his ideas on how to cut out a lot of the “fat” and red tape

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