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THE FEDERAL INFORMATION AND RECORDS MANAGERS (FIRM) COUNCIL presents the Second Annual FIRM Summit on the State of the Art & Science of Federal Electronic Records Management June 21, 2000 8:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Office of Thrift Supervisions Amphitheater, 1700 G Street, NW, Washington, DC


8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Carol Brock, CRM, and FIRM Council Chair

9:00 Keynote Speaker: Jonathan P. Womer, and Anthony Frater, OMB/EOP on GPEA and OMB Circular A -130

9:45 Break

10:00 Chris Olson, CIA on "Managing Electronic Records--It's impossible..."

11:15 Dr. Ken Thibodeau, NARA on NARA's Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program

12:15 Closing Remarks

For Reservations: please contact Mary Rawlings-Milton at by June 19, 2000.

Speakers Biographical Information:

Jonathan Womer has worked for the past year in the Office of Management and Budget as a member of the Information Policy and Technology Branch of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Previously he received a Masters degree from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and studied information policy and economics in the doctoral program at the School of Information, also at UM. Before OMB, Jonathan worked on DARPA's Information Survivability Program. Currently he is working on issues surrounding the Government Paperwork Elimination Act and electronic government issues more broadly.

Christopher Chris J. Olson, CRM serves as the Chief, Records and Classification Group, in CIA's Office of Information Management (OIM). As the Agency's senior records management officer, he oversees the Agency's records management and improvement program. He provides the direction on and monitoring of the Agency's compliance with the classification requirements contained in the Executive Order 12958. His group operates the Agency's records center and the Information Management Institute, which provides records management training for managers and employees as well as information management and information technology professionals. A 28-year veteran of the Agency, he has traveled extensively and held a variety of positions as an operations officer, analyst, master instructor, and program manager. Mr. Olsen was fortunate to be a member of the Electronic Records Working Group established by the Archivist of the United States to develop new guidance on the disposition of electronic records during the period that GRS 20 was declared "null and void". Currently, he is working with colleagues in other Intelligence Community agencies in an effort to establish a set of standard metadata elements for all information objects.

Dr. Ken Thibodeau is Director of the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program at NARA, which is a research and development initiative for long-term preservation and continuing access to electronic records. Ken has 25 years experience in archives and records management and is an internationally recognized expert in electronic records. He has published over 20 articles and spoken at more than 80 conferences in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

-- Anonymous, June 14, 2000

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