Magazine article Information Management

OIG Report Provides IG Lessons

Magazine article Information Management

OIG Report Provides IG Lessons

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For information governance (IG) and records and information management (RIM) professionals, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report about U.S. State Department recordkeeping weaknesses serves as a reminder about the importance of solid IG practices. Several lessons can be gleaned from this report (available at https://oig.state.gov/system/ files/esp-16-01.pdf.):

Organizations need accountability and unambiguous recordkeeping policies. Organizations need to establish a structure for accountability and clearly defined policies. Jason Baron, counsel at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), told Legaltech News. This includes a policy on whether and how business communications can be sent on commercial networks not under IT staff control. …

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