FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feith Systems to Assist Federal Agencies in Complying With the Presidential Directive on Government Records Management Reform
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On November 28, 2011, President Barack Obama issued the Presidential Memorandum for Managing Government Records. This order aims to reform Records Management across all Federal Government Executive agencies. By March 27, 2012, each agency head is required to submit a report to the OMB that describes the agency’s plans for improving its records management program based on the directive.
To assist agencies in satisfying and complying with the directive, Feith Systems & Software Inc., of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is offering new initiatives aimed at helping agencies minimize costs, reduce spending, operate more efficiently, maximize records security, decrease paper waste, and keep better track of key records information, as outlined in the Memorandum.
The initiative begins with education about Feith’s “RMA iQ” secure Records Management application, part of the “BridgeLogiQ” BPM Suite, which offers agencies the flexibility to more productively store and manage all relevant records, including secure and classified. This includes scanned and OCR’d (Optical Character Recognition) paper documents – so agencies can transition from paper-based records management to electronic records management as directed in the memo – and electronic documents including computer files from local or network drives and email from mail servers or Microsoft Outlook®.
Secondly, “RMA iQ” moves to help agencies with solutions that offer both at-agency local storage, or – as highlighted in the directive – by deploying cloud-based solutions. Feith has long been a leader in the cloud revolution, having run cloud and ASP (Application Service Provider) solutions for records management for over a decade.
An additional component is Records Security. DoD 5015.2 V3 certification is the main standard of the Federal Government, a distinct achievement considered the benchmark for organizations that manage classified documents, which includes the latest accreditation for the Privacy Act and e-FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). Several agencies currently utilize Feith’s DoD 5015.2 V3-certified “RMA iQ” Records Management solution.
In addition to education about software solutions, Feith is also offering a series of free webinars which aim to answer questions about the directive, its goals, and how agencies can satisfy the mandate before the March 27 deadline. These webinars feature renowned Records Management Expert Tom Edwards. Sessions of this webinar will be offered throughout the first quarter of 2012. Feith also offers semi-monthly webinars on a variety of pertinent industry topics, as well as quarterly BPM and Workflow seminars at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Schedules can be found at https://www.feith.com/events.
Feith Systems and Software, Inc., founded in 1979, offers complete, integrated electronic ECM solutions. Feith’s comprehensive BridgeLogiQ suite delivers the most versatile, user-friendly business process management functionality in one integrated solution. With simple, functional, and manageable solutions including the Workflow iQ Business Process center, RMA iQ’s 5015.2 certified-secure Records Management application, Forms iQ Web Form design and implementation tools, the FDD Document Management database, and more, Feith supplies the BridgeLogiQ user full functionality and scalability.