Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Information Resources Management Service [IRMS]


(Record Group 352)
1957-78
10 cu. ft.

Table of Contents

  • 352.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 352.2 RECORDS OF THE TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE 1957-71 6 lin. ft.
  • 352.3 RECORDS OF THE AUTOMATED DATA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE 1960-78 5 lin. ft.

352.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the General Services Administration (GSA), effective November 17, 1985, by GSA Administrator's Order ADM 5440.333, November 1, 1985.

Predecessor Agencies:

In the General Services Administration:

  • Transportation and Utilities Management Division, Federal Supply Service (FSS, 1949-50)
  • Traffic Management Division, FSS (1950-54)
  • Transportation and Public Utilities Division, FSS (1954-55)
  • Storage and Transportation Division, Emergency Procurement Service (EPS, 1950-54)
  • Shipping and Storage Division, EPS (1954-55)
  • Transportation and Public Utilities Service (TPUS, 1955-61)
  • Transportation and Communications Service (TCS, 1961-72)
  • Office of Automated Data Management Services (OADMS), FSS (1966- 72)
  • Automatic Data Processing and Communications Service (ADPCS, 1972)
  • Automated Data and Telecommunications Service (ADTS, 1972-82)
  • Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM, 1982-85)
Functions: Coordinates and directs federal management, utilization, and procurement of automated data processing and telecommunications equipment and services. Administers federal information management and records improvement programs. Operates Federal Information Centers.

Related Records: Records of the Federal Supply Service, RG 137.
Records of the Federal Property Resources Service, RG 291.

RECORDS

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352.2 RECORDS OF THE TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
1957-71
6 lin. ft.

History: GSA responsibility under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 379), June 30, 1949, for centralized federal transportation and traffic management services initially vested in Traffic and Utilities Management Division, FSS, redesignated Traffic Management Division, 1950, and Transportation and Public Utilities Division, 1954. Responsibility for transportation and storage of critical defense materials under the Strategic and Critical Materials Stockpiling Act (60 Stat. 596), July 3, 1946, vested in Storage and Transportation Division, EPS, 1950, redesignated Shipping and Storage Division, 1954. These functions consolidated in Transportation and Public Utilities Service, established by GSA Transmittal Letter 24, July 1, 1955. (For administrative histories of GSA, FSS, and EPS, SEE RG 269, RG 137, and RG 291, respectively.) Responsibility for telecommunications added, and agency redesignated Transportation and Communications Service, by Administrator's order ADM 5450.3, Change 57, October 19, 1961. TCS abolished, effective July 15, 1972, by Administrator's order 5440.63, June 30, 1972, with responsibilities for motor equipment, transportation, and public utilities transferred to FSS. Telecommunications functions assigned to Office of Telecommunications in newly established Automatic Data Processing and Communications Service. Prior to effective date of its establishment, ADPCS redesignated Automated Data and Telecommunications Service by GSA Notice ADM 315, July 10, 1972. SEE 352.3.

Transportation and Public Utilities Service, without responsibility for automated data processing and telecommunications, reconstituted, effective February 1, 1979, by Administrator's order 5440.131, January 5, 1979. TPUS abolished by GSA organization manual issuance OHR P 5440.1, Change 35, August 17, 1982, with public utilities functions to Public Buildings Service (SEE RG 121) and transportation and audit functions to Office of Plans, Programs, and Financial Management.

Textual Records: Commissioner's reading files, 1965-67. Correspondence of Deputy Commissioner Malcolm D. Miller, 1966. Congressional correspondence, 1961-63. Case files, 1957-65. Files relating to the development of integrated data processing and telecommunications systems by GSA ("Project 65A2"), 1963-70. GSA issuances relating to the Transportation and Communications Service and predecessor agencies, 1959-68. Miscellaneous records, 1962-71.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Transportation and Communications Service in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

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352.3 RECORDS OF THE AUTOMATED DATA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
SERVICE
1960-78
5 lin. ft.

History: GSA responsibilities for automated data processing (ADP) management for the Federal Government initially centralized in Office of Automated Data Management Services, established in FSS by GSA Administrator's order ADM 5440.10, August 26, 1966, acquiring also, by Administrator's order ADM 5440.25, May 16, 1968, the responsibility for internal ADP support services within GSA, a staff function, since May 8, 1963, in the Office of Administration. OADMS acquired ADP-related functions of FSS Office of Standards and Quality Control and FSS Office of Supply Management, pursuant to GSA organization manual issuance OFA P 5440.1, Change 139, February 27, 1969. OADMS abolished, effective July 15, 1972, by Administrator's order 5440.63, June 30, 1972, with GSA internal ADP support services transferred to GSA Office of Administration and remaining functions assigned to Office of Automated Data Management Services in newly established Automatic Data Processing and Communications Service. Prior to effective date of its establishment, ADPCS redesignated Automated Data and Telecommunications Service by GSA Notice ADM 315, July 10, 1972. ADTS redesignated Office of Information Resources Management by GSA organization manual issuance OHR P 5440.1, Change 34, August 17, 1982, acquiring also Office of Data Systems from GSA Office of Plans, Programs, and Financial Management, and certain records management functions from National Archives and Records Service (SEE RG 64). OIRM redesignated IRMS, 1985. SEE 352.1.

Textual Records: Summaries of meetings of the Ad Hoc Committee to Implement Public Law 89-306, 1968-78. GSA issuances relating to the Automated Data and Telecommunications Service and predecessor agencies, 1960-73.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Automated Data and Telecommunications Service and the Office of Information Resources Management in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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