A recent report finds that nearly half of federal agency records and management officials felt they would not be able to meet the December 31, 2013, deadline to digitize and streamline records management practices.

The report, “Federal Records and Information Management: Ready to Rumble?,” was underwritten by Boston-based Iron Mountain Inc. and notes that three out of four federal agency records and information management professionals believed that the Presidential Directive on Managing Government Records will achieve its mission of enabling modern, high-quality records and information management. Storage & Destruction Business brought this information to us in their article, “Survey finds federal agencies lack effective records management practices.”

The directive was issued in August 2012 and required agencies to transition to electronic recordkeeping for all permanent records by 2019.

Melody K. Smith

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