The National Archives and Records Administration expects to unveil initial capabilities of its Electronic Records Archive in September 2007. However, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) gave NARA mixed reviews on its expenditure plan for electronic records.
Since 2001, NARA has been working to acquire an e-archiving system that can address critical issues in the creation, management, and use of federal records. The agency must submit its fiscal-year expenditure plans to congressional appropriations committees.
GAO recommended that the U.S. archivist ensure that future expenditure plans include enough information for Congress to effectively oversee the program. NARA's 2006 plan partially met capital planning and investment control requirements and partially complied with NARA's technology framework. NARA did comply "with acquisition rules, requirements, guidelines, and system acquisition management practices of the federal government," GAO said.
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