The National Archives and Records Administration expects to unveil initial capabilities of its Electronic Records Archive in September 2007, according to Ken Thibodeau, director of the electronic records archive program management office. Thibodeau spoke at the 2006 AIIM Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia last week.
Last September, the agency awarded a $308 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. to build an electronic archiving system for government documents. Developing such a system would be a challenge, NARA officials predicted, given the rapidity of technological change. Today's document formats and supporting technologies will be obsolete in a matter of a few years, and no one can predict which formats would be used decades from now.
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