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Want to help NARA update their strategic plan? Now’s your chance!

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is in the process of updating its 2006-2016 Strategic Plan.

Every three years, the Government Performance Results Act of 1993 allows for periodic updates to the strategic plan, and NARA is providing the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed changes.  The 2006 Strategic Plan: Preserving the Past to Protect the Future Draft document can be found here.

If you would like to participate in this exciting opportunity  — Comments can be made by e-mail to or by fax (301) 837-0319 and must be submitted by August 5, 2009.

According to NARA’s Web site, among the changes in this updated plan are the following:

  • Strategies for expanding NARA’s leadership in Federal records management, including electronic records management,
  • A strategy for establishing a new National Declassification Center,
  • Recognition of ERA as one tool in a larger electronic records program,
  • Inclusion of social media tools as new ways for the public and NARA to interact,
  • Inclusion of NARA’s National Historical Publications and Records Commission,
  • New human capital measures for telework and fast, effective hiring, and
  • Progress made since our last plan was issued in 2006.
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