Since 2001, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been working to develop the policies and plans to build the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), a major information system that is intended to preserve and provide access to massive volumes of all types and formats of electronic records. Senate Report 108-146 directed GAO to provide a progress report on NARA's development of the ERA system. Specifically, GAO's objective was to determine the agency's progress in implementing recommendations from previous assessments.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|National Archives and Records Administration||To reduce the risks associated with NARA's efforts to acquire ERA, the Archivist should direct the ERA program director to design and implement a process to ensure that recommendations in verification and validation reviews are addressed and incorporated into acquisition policies and plans.|