The National Archives and Records Administration announced March 1 a reorganization that includes creation of a chief records officer and an office of open government. The reorganization, said Archivist David Ferriero in a release, follows recommendations made by an internal study conducted over two months during late 2010.
Paul Wester, currently director of the office of modern records programs, will become the first chief records officer.
The study recommended that the chief records officer lead efforts to improve federal agency electronic records management and report to an "executive for agency services," who in turn reports to the also newly-created position of chief operating officer--who is supervised by the archivist and the deputy archivist.
Tom Mills, formerly the assistant archivist for regional records services, will serve as the chief operating officer, Ferriero said. William "Jay" Bosanko, currently head of the Information Security Oversight Office within NARA, will become the executive for agency services.
You can read David Ferriero's official announcement of the NARA reorganization at http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2011/nr11-87.html
The internal reorganization study is available at http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/charting-the-course.pdf