“Records management can be a chore, especially for agencies with billions of active records. However, missing critical information, having conflicting information or not having documents in a digital format is incentive enough to take records management policies seriously. The tangible benefits of transparency, efficiency and accountability are well established and worth the effort.”
Wayne Starrs at DefenseSystems.com is a writer serious about records management compliance. He has written a great commentary on the benefits of selecting the right framework up front to handle your Management of DOD Records and any secure document.
The Department of Defense is serious enough about records management that its program calls for information and intellectual capital to “be managed as national assets” — i.e., with the proper effort and attention to best practices. This is true whether the information is being generated and stored physically or electronically. For records and information management, DOD agencies must consider the full information lifecycle, ensuring strategies in place apply to all information — both current and future — in digital and physical formats.
Click here to read Starrs’ full commentary.