Noel Dickover replied to the topic What Do You Think about OMB Soc Media and PRA Guidance? in the forum Forum Discussions 9 years, 7 months ago
Agreed – a cursory reading of the document from those unfamiliar with memo-speak – and this document exhibits horrid memo-speak – will look very positively at it, and assume the problem is solved. While I agree its a step in the right direction, clearly OMB has put off a larger effort to really think through the PRA and its implications in a digital world until some unspecified later date.
Keep in mind, the jist of the language in the PRA came from a Records Management person in the Carter Administration (although the initial legislation got enacted at the beginning of the Reagan Administration in 1981). One of the very few aspects of Newt Gingritch’s Contract with America that actually got enacted was re-instituting the PRA. Bottom line, we are working with a 30 year-old information management solution, and a process in OMB that hasn’t really been looked at since it was enacted in the early 90s. Maybe its just me, give given the changes in the use of technology and its impact on information over the past 15+ years, perhaps its about time we revisited this issue. Unfortunately, the PRA guidance put out today doesn’t do that.
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