National Archives to Host Records Administration Conference

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will host the 22nd annual Records Administration Conference (RACO) on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. RACO is a one-day conference on Federal records management issues. Over 500 Federal records officers, records management professionals, information managers, and information technology professionals regularly attend RACO.

RACO will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (ITC), 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. The conference program runs from 8:00-5:00pm. Registration information is available by clicking here.

On December 8, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued OMB M-10-06, Open Government Directive, which instructs executive departments and agencies to take specific actions to implement the principals of transparency, participation and collaboration set forth in the President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, issued on January 21, 2009. The role of records management in fostering transparent and open government is explicitly acknowledged in those instructions.

RACO 2010 presentations will focus on the records management issues and challenges presented by the Open Government Directive and provide strategies agencies can use to address these challenges.