The federal government is still in transition. One of the important parts of the transition that has many watching and wondering is how the new administration will handle the technology modernization requirements facing the government. This interesting topic came from KM World in their article, “Opportunities exist to become the first truly modernized administration.”

One of the greatest opportunities for modernization improvements is a focus on modernizing the government’s records and information management practices.

One of the primary outgoing recommendations from the Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan was the emphasis on “changing governance, budgeting, financing, monitoring and policy making practices to support continuous modernization.” When it comes to records management, this requires the government to take a more enterprise-focused approach than it has in the past; specifically, automation, analytics and training.

Melody K. Smith

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