The National Archives and Records AdministrationÂ has releasedÂ guidance that aims to give federal agencies a new approach for managing email records with electronic methods.
NARA’s bulletin contains factors the agency believes other agencies should consider before implementing the “Capstone” approach, NARA said Aug. 29.
Such factors include business requirements, position and work of the account owner and the type of records needed to be preserved.
Capstone aims to help agencies comply with a NARA andÂ Office of Management and BudgetÂ directive requiring agencies to manage permanent and temporary email records in an accessible electronic format by Dec. 31, 2016.
Capstone uses existing technologies and works to capture records agencies want to preserve from the accounts of officials.
Agencies can use Capstone to classify and schedule emails based on the account ownerâs office and function, NARA says.
NARA intends for Capstone to help agencies manage Freedom of Information Act requests, store email records for transition to NARA and prevent unauthorized removal of records, among other functions.