Wednesday, October 12, 2005

US National Archives Awards Electronic Archive Contract

We missed this announcement somehow last month in the run up to CTC9; but after a year long competition the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) held a press conference on September 8, 2005 to announce that the team headed by Lockheed-Martin had won. I have been searching the Internet, but technical details on the new system seem to be in short supply. Federal Computer Week wrote that the plan is to build a multi-tiered platform that will allow new technology and systems to be easily added to the archive. Washington Technology adds that it will be built using open standards. This is definitely something for our court community to watch as we transition to electronic records and archives.