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Audit of NARA's Preservation Program

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
Report Type
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


We recommend the Executive for Research Services should ensure additional measurable performance metrics are developed and implemented to track the progress within the Preservation Program.

We recommend the Executive for Research Services should ensure An analysis is performed to determine if additional risk assessments for the Washington Area Archives and Presidential Libraries, including older holdings, should be completed.  Identify the...

The Chief Innovation Officer and Executives for Research Services and Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries and Museum Services should ensure comprehensive preservation policies and procedures for each of their organizations are developed and/or...

The Executive for Research Services should ensure a detailed analysis is performed and communicated about the risks versus the benefits associated with not using the existing risk assessment data to calculate the backlog for the Washington Area Archives...