Posts Tagged: Electronic

What you need to know about the new Defense Health Agency

by Lloyd McCoy Jr., Senior Analyst We are one week away from the largest reorganization of military health in the Defense Department’s history – the formation of the Defense Health Agency (DHA). The new agency promises to be more than just a rearranging of desk chairs as it will change how the Defense Department handlesRead… Read more »

NIST Unveils ‘Capstone’ Guidance for Cloud Email Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration has released guidance that aims to give federal agencies a new approach for managing email records with electronic methods. NARA’s bulletin contains factors the agency believes other agencies should consider before implementing the “Capstone” approach, NARA said Aug. 29. Such factors include business requirements, position and work of theRead… Read more »

Petitioning the Government Doesn’t Guarantee Success

Read this before you sign another petition. What makes a proper petition? And are they useful? We Americans love our petitions, but too many don’t understand how they work. A well-written petition, directed to the appropriate target, can be an important tool to create change, but it can’t stand alone. Our Constitution’s First Amendment guaranteesRead… Read more »

New Book on Kindle – Internet Voting Now!

My New Book is now on Kindle – Internet Voting Now! Here’s How. Here’s Why – So We can Kiss Citizens United Goodbye! Like the horseless carriage 100 years ago, Internet voting is coming to the USA. Not only is it convenient and green, but security has been proven manageable by e-commerce. Security scaresRead… Read more »

Records Management in a Facebook World: an Oxymoron?

For most organizations (government agencies included), the legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks for managing electronic information are all constructed upon paper. The massive growth in the volume and variety of business information means that we can no longer extend our paper-based paradigm further and further into the world of electronic and social information. The resultRead… Read more »

Do you have experience with Electronic Records Management products? We need your help in our survey!

AIIM are conducting a survey about Electronic Records Management products, and need some help with ratings from users. If you can help us out, will take approximately 5 minutes to complete, and we have an iPad to giveaway to a lucky participant. The survey is available at We have also this year launched anRead… Read more »

EGOVIS 2010: Call for Papers Deadline Extended

A call for papers, with [extended] submission deadline of 21 March 2010, 7 March 2010 has been issued for EGOVIS 2010: The International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, to be held August 30-September 3, 2010, in Bilbao, Spain, in conjunction with the DEXA 2010 conference. Papers are invited on the followingRead… Read more »

FOIA Meets Electronic Mail

Freedom of Information Act requests are swamping government. Governments have growing incentive to open-up, be transparent and publish their records (such as lots of email) directly on the web. If records are published, government doesn’t have to waste so much effort replying to FOIA demands. A case study is the municipality of Ann Arbor, Michigan.