July 22, 2011
MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: Inspection report on Management of Hard Copy Mapping Products in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
I am pleased to notify you that NARA has issued "Management of Hard Copy Mapping Products in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency" (June, 2011).
This report presents the findings and recommendations of NARA's inspection of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) that was conducted earlier this year. The inspection focused on the transfer of permanent hard copy map products to the physical and legal custody of the National Archives. The inspection also included a review of NGA's records management program, particularly as it operates within the Directorates responsible for developing map products. Electronic versions of hard copy map products and any unique electronic products will be covered by a separate inspection and subsequent report in Fiscal Year 2012.
This inspection continues our annual efforts to conduct targeted inspections focused on specific aspects of an agency's records management program.
The NGA inspection report has been added to our inspections webpage at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/resources/inspections.html.
If you would like additional information regarding this report or NARA's inspections, please contact your appraiser. If you do not know who your assigned appraiser is, you will find a list of the appraisal and scheduling work group and regional contacts on the NARA website at www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/appraisal/.
PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Chief Records Officer for the