"Information Asset Management: Automating Records Management Decisions," by Michael Corrigan and J. Timothy Sprehe, Information Management, May/June 2010, forthcoming. This article describes the new Air Force information management strategy that is attractive to many federal agencies.
Enterprise Content Management and the System-Is-the-Solution Fallacy, Federal Computer Week, December 28, 2009. When it comes to enterprise content management systems, many agencies buy the technology before they have strategies in place.
Exploding the Data Storage Myth, Federal Computer Week, August 7, 2009, Contrary to popular belief, it's not cheaper to keep everything.
Four Reasons E-records Are Still a Mess, Federal Computer Week, March 25, 2009. Murky policies, involving tech expected to plague Obama administration.
"A New Kind of Record Keeper," Federal Computer Week, January 26, 2009. The next national Archivist could fix decades of programs in digital records management.
"NARA Framework Distorts Records Management," Federal Computer Week, December 12, 2008. NARA says that it speaks for federal records management but it presents only half the story. It's time to tell the full story.
"Seeking the Records Decider," Federal Computer Week, August 25, 2008. It isn't necessary to leave archiving decisions in the hands of users.
"Integrating Electronic Document Management and Electronic Records Management," a paper prepared for the Federal Trade Commission, July 20, 2008. 27 pp.
"Keeping It Digital," Federal Computer Week, June 16, 2008. Legislation requiring electronic records to be stored electronically might not be enough.
"Exploring the Information Management Side of RIM," Information Management Journal, May/June 2008. Vol 42, No. 3.
"The President's Legacy," Federal Computer Week, March 24, 2008. The White House has repeatedly tolerated inadequate systems for keeping e-mail records.
"Foolish Secrecy," Federal Computer Week, December 17, 2007. Lag time in releasing 8.5 million World War II documents is an example of misguided classification policies.
"Being Overly Simplistic," Federal Computer Week, November 26, 2007. Federal enterprise architecture principles treat government as one entity. Who are they kidding?
"E-Mail Records Problems," Federal Computer Week, May 14, 2007. White House officials didn't save their e-mail messages, but neither do officials at most agencies.
"Embracing Data," Federal Computer Week, February 12, 2007. New Air Force information management policy is a step toward preserving institutional memory.
"NARA Profile Reflects Bad Focus," Federal Computer Week, February 27, 2006. NARA's records management profile for the FEA focuses on risk management, ignores uses of records in business processes.
"A Puzzling Executive Order," Federal Computer Week, January 23, 2006. The Bush administration, which makes it harder for the public to get government information, publishes an Executive Order on freedom of information.
"Wishing NARA Well," Federal Computer Week, September 26, 2005. NARA awards contract for Electronic Records Archives, but will it succeed?
"Lifting the Burden; Minimizing the Intrusion of Records Management on the Desktop User in Government Agencies," with Charles R. McClure, Information Management Journal, July/August, 2005.
"The Positive Benefits of ERM in the Context of ECM," Government Information Quarterly, forthcoming, 2005.
"A Framework for EDMS/ERMS Integration," Information Management Journal, Vol. 38, No. 6, November/December 2004, pp. 54-62.
ANSI/AIIM/ARMA TR 48-2004 Framework for Integration of Electronic Document Management Systems and Electronic Records Management Systems. AIIM International, July 4, 2004.
TESTIMONY by J. Timothy Sprehe on the subject of Electronic Records Management before the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census, U.S. House of Representatives, July 8, 2003
"Practice Makes Perfect," Federal Computer Week, September 2, 2003. The National Archives should practice what it preaches in electronic records management.
"Reflections on E-Government," presentation given to 2003 CENDI Annual Planning Conference on scientific and technical information, Potomac, MD, September 4, 2003.
"Transitioning to Electronic Records Management," presentation given to Department of Homeland Security Records Management Conference, Savannah, GA, August 13, 2003
"Integrating Electronic Records Management in the Enterprise Information Technology Environment," with Lauren Fernandez, Information Management Journal, July/August 2003.
Enterprise Records Management: Strategies and Solutions, A White Paper prepared for Hummingbird Ltd., September 2002.
Data Quality Politics, Federal Computer Week, July 29, 2002. Data quality guidelines now binding agencies are a double-edged sword.
"Principal Challenges Facing Electronic Records Management in Federal Agencies Today," with Giovanna Patterson, Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2002.
"The Role of Situational Factors in Managing U.S. Federal Recordkeeping," with Charles R. McClure and Phillip Zellner, Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2002.