Maintaining access to and integrity of Federal Information,legal considerations with electronic business processes, including electronic signature or Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) records; transferring electronic records to the National Archives and Records Administration; and planning, setting up, and operating electronic recordkeeping systems.
44 USC Chapter 41, Access to Federal Electronic Information
31 USC §1115, Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
Pub. L. 105-277, Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA)
Pub. L. No. 104-106, ' 5125, Information Technology (IT) Management Reform Act of 199
OMB Circular A-130, Transmittal Memorandum #4, Management of Federal Information Resources, November 28, 2000
OMB Guidelines for the Implementation of Pub. L. No. 106-554, Section 515, Information Quality Law;
36 CFR 1234.10(d) requires the head of each Federal agency to establish: "... procedures for addressing records management requirements, including recordkeeping requirements and disposition, before approving new electronic information system or enhancements to existing systems."
36 CFR 1234.20(a), concerning the creation and use of data files: "For electronic information systems that produce, use, or store data files, disposition instructions for the data shall be incorporated into the system's design."
Departmental Policy, DR 3080-1 Electronic Records Management Program. Basic requirements related to the creation, maintenance, documentation, and disposition of electronic records, including all data files, data bases, and text information in an office automation system.
NARA, Guidance for Coordinating the Evaluation of Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) Proposals for ERM Applications, June 23, 2003
Department of Justice, Legal Considerations in Designing and Implementing Electronic Processes: A Guide for Federal Agencies, November 2000
Records Management Guidance for Agencies Implementing Electronic Signature Technologies
36 CFR Part 1228, Expanding Transfer Options for Electronic Records
Expanding Acceptable Transfer Requirements: Transfer Instructions for Permanent Electronic Records, March 31, 2003
Expanding Acceptable Transfer Requirements: Transfer Instructions for Existing Permanent Electronic Records Scanned Images of Textual Records, December 23, 2002
Expanding Acceptable Transfer Requirements: Transfer Instructions for Existing Email Messages with Attachments, September 30, 2002
Expanding Acceptable Transfer Requirements: Transfer Instructions for Permanent Electronic Records for Portable Document Format (PFD), April 1, 2004
Expanding Acceptable Transfer Requirements: Transfer Instructions for Permanent Electronic Records for Digital Photographic Records, November 23, 2003
Expanding Acceptable Transfer Requirements: Transfer Instructions for Permanent Electronic Records for Digital Geospatial Data Records, April 12, 2004
Expanding Acceptable Transfer Requirements: Transfer Instructions for Permanent Electronic Records for Web Content Records, September 17, 2004
Electronic Records Archives Program http://www.archives.gov/electronic_records_archives/index.html
Recommended Practice: Evaluating Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Electronic Records Management (ERM) Applications as part of the E-Gov Electronic Records Management (ERM) Initiative.
Guidance for Building an Effective Enterprise-wide Electronic Records Management (ERM) Governance Structure. http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/policy/governance-guidance.html
Methodology for determining agency-unique requirements not contained in DOD 5015.2 STD, August 23, 2004
Endorsement of DoD Electronic Records Management Application (RMA) Design Criteria Standard, version 2, January 15, 2003
Department of Defense, DoD 5015.2 Standard for Electronic Records Management Application (RMA) Certification Testing
What is Electronic Recordkeeping [ERK]?, March 27, 2000
Typical Records Management [RM] Functions and Typical RM Program Activities, October 11, 2000
Examples of System Functions for Electronic Recordkeeping (ERK) and Electronic Records Management (ERM), October 11, 2000
Analysis of Costs and Benefits for ERM/ERK Projects, October 11, 2000
Preliminary Planning for Electronic Recordkeeping: Checklist for IT Staff, November 30, 1999
Preliminary Planning for Electronic Recordkeeping: Checklist for RM Staff, November 30, 1999
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