Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Notice 3575-001

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Office of the Chief Information Officer

Information Systems Log Retention Requirements

PURPOSE

  1. This Departmental Notice (DN) guides information system audit record and audit log retention requirements for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Information Security Center (ISC) is issuing this DN pending the publication of the forthcoming Departmental Regulation (DR) entitled Information Systems Audit and Accountability.
  1. This DN addresses the requirements for retaining information system audit logs, audit records, and system audit artifacts for a defined period.
  1. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) sets the data retention requirements, defined on the General Records Schedules (GRS) website.
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