ERIC Number: ED365329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Strategic Plan for Information Systems and Technology, Fiscal Years 1994-1998.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
The information systems and technology management program of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) establishes broad policy guidance and technical standards for information management to ensure that appropriate resource sharing can occur, while providing cost-effective support for mission requirements of program offices. The NARA information systems policy defines two broad automation application areas. The first embraces the concepts and function of life-cycle systems that relate to the appraisal, scheduling, accessioning, description, and physical and intellectual control of federal records or donated historical materials. The second area includes applications not essential to a life-cycle system function, including a number of administrative systems. The initiatives and improvements under development at the NARA are described, and the duties of various offices and administrators are defined. Hardware, software, and communications requirements for NARA activities are discussed. Security requirements, particularly for presidential materials that are not open to public access, are reviewed. This plan updates activities in the previous plan to include resource requirements and schedule changes, but does not make significant changes to the plan itself. The automatic data processing plans for 10 offices under the NARA are presented. Fifteen tables present information on requirements and costs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Archives, Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Federal Government, Information Management, Information Networks, Information Technology, Long Range Planning, National Programs, Policy Formation, Program Development, Public Policy, Shared Resources and Services, Standards, Strategic Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.