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RACO 2011
Forging Ahead: Meeting the Challenges of Electronic Records in an Open Government

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NARA's 23rd Annual Records Administration Conference

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

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RACO registration has reached its full capacity of 280 registrants and is now CLOSED. RACO 2011 sessions will be video taped and posted on the NARA YouTube channel as soon as possible after the event. A RM Communications notice will be distributed when the video is available as well as an update posted on this site.

NARA is providing this year's RACO at no cost to attendees due to the budget constraints and uncertainties that Federal agencies are facing.


National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408-0001
Note: Conference attendees will enter through the Special Events entrance on the Constitution Avenue side of the building

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RACO 2011 Program Information

This year's theme is "Forging Ahead: Meeting the Challenges of Electronic Records in an Open Government."

Program Schedule
7:30 - 8:30 Conference Registration and Check-in

8:30 - 8:45 Welcome
Laurence Brewer, CRM, Office of the Chief Records Officer, NARA

8:45 - 9:45 NARA Transformation and Agency Services: What Does it Mean for You?

Moderator, Tom Mills, Chief Operating Officer, NARA

William J. Bosanko, Executive for Agency Services, NARA

Paul M. Wester, Jr., Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, NARA

David M. Weinberg, Director, Federal Records Centers Program, NARA

9:45 - 10:45 How Can Records Managers Keep Up with Social Media?

Moderator, Arian D. Ravanbakhsh, Electronic Records Policy Analyst, NARA

Patricia C. Franks, Ph.D., CRM, Associate Professor, San Jose State University

Charley Barth, Director of Records, Department of the Navy

10:45 - 11:15 Break and RACO Exhibitors
11:15 - 12:00 Balancing Open Access to Information with Today's Security Requirements

Introduction, Sheryl Shenberger, National Declassification Center, NARA

Joseph W. Lambert, Director, Information Management Services, Chief Information Officer, Central Intelligence Agency

Daniel J. Sullivan, Deputy Director, Information Management Services, Chief Information Officer, Central Intelligence Agency

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch

(Please refer to conference materials for local lunch options and directions)

1:30 - 2:30 2011 Archivist Achievement Awards Presentations

Moderator, Julie H. Reaves, Office of the Chief Records Officer,

NARA David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, NARA

2011 Award Recipients:
  • Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Erin Tecce, Agency Records Officer

  • National Mediation Board
    Daniel Rainey, Chief of Staff
    Ken Megill, President of KAS

2:30 - 3:00 Break and RACO Exhibitors
3:00 - 4:00 Quick Wins: Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Program and Reach Customers

Moderator, Susan J. Sullivan, CRM, Corporate Records Management Program Director, NARA

Getting Control of Legacy Data
Robert Storer, Records Administrator, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Standing Up a New Records Management Program
Veda Sims, Chief Information Security Officer, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB)

Using Wikis to Reach the Warfighters
Jason D. Longcor, Lead Action Officer on Web 2.0/Social Media, Records Management and Declassification Agency, Department of the Army

4:00 - 4:30 Closing Remarks

What is RACO?

RACO (Records Administration Conference) is an annual one-day conference on Federal records management issues and is hosted by NARA, regularly attended by Federal records officers, records management professionals, information managers, and information technology professionals.

What is NARA?

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent Federal agency within the Executive Branch. NARA is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government. NARA establishes policies and procedures for managing U.S. Government records, preserves the permanently valuable records in the National Archives of the United States, and assists Federal agencies in documenting their activities. NARA assists Federal agencies with administering records management programs, scheduling records, training staff in records management principles, and retiring noncurrent records to Federal records centers.


RACO continues to grow and provide the latest information on services and products to help you manage records.

The following vendors are exhibiting at RACO 2011:

Exhibitor Information:

Exhibitor registration information can be found at

Elizabeth Philpott (301) 837-0603
Angela Dorsey (301) 837-1754
Shannon Olsen (301) 837-3486
National Archives and Records Administration
NWM, Room 2100
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Updated: May 19, 2011

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