Talking Tech: Putting the Archives in the Cloud

The National Archives and Records Administration holds everything from the Declaration of Independence to a cabinet secretary’s emails. Today, just 10 percent of its holdings are in the cloud. Getting the remaining records to the cloud is a massive undertaking. Marlon Andrews, NARA’s deputy chief information officer, is helping to drive the program.

“This opportunity to go to the cloud has given NARA a great opportunity to look at their records, to digitize their records, to classify their records, to review and set standards on how we’re going to get information from different agencies, so that we can do a more efficient job and quicker job of making records available to the general public,” Andrews says.

 

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