GAO Issues Report Critical of IT Services at the Library of Congress

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report criticizing the Library of Congress (LOC) information technology (IT) services. The GAO found numerous critical weaknesses and made 31 recommendations including the expedited hiring of a permanent Chief Information Officer. The investigation was performed at the request of the House Appropriations Committee. The GAO found more >

NCH Questions Government’s Handling of Clinton E-Mails

On March 17, the National Coalition for History and eleven other pro-transparency groups wrote to the Secretary of State and the Archivist of the United States, requesting that they independently verify the preservation of federal records among the emails in electronic form.. The groups wrote, “the task of determining which emails constitute federal records should more >

Presidential & Federal Records Act Enacted into Law

In December 2014, President Obama signed into law the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 (PL 113-187). This is a major victory for the National Coalition for History and the community of historians who have been advocating for the passage of Presidential Records Act (PRA) reform legislation since the issuance of President George more >