|By Tim Watson||
|December 17, 2013 01:35 PM EST||
Federal records managers are looking to the government to provide additional support to help them meet the requirements needed to adopt electronic recordkeeping processes, a MeriTalk survey found.
According to the poll published Tuesday, three out of four respondents agree that the Presidential Records Management Directive will improve records management processes, but 46 percent think they will miss milestones set for Dec. 31.
The 2012 memorandum seeks to digitize and streamline government records practices by 2019, and among the goals for the yearend include a progress report and list of records each agency has made in the past three decades.
Fifty-four percent of the 100 surveyed professionals said they will be able to identify all permanent records by Dec. 31, and only 18 percent have something new to report.
Respondents said they will need help such as additional support, training and dedicated funds to obtain the directive requirements.
Iron Mountain, which underwrote the study, said the directive has put federal IT at a “tipping point.”