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NARA M-19-21

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For over 14 years, Bravo has proven continuous success with our clients by providing digital records management solutions. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that your organization is in records compliance and adhere to the National Archives and Records Association mandates. By partnering with Bravo, our records management team will ensure that your documents are properly digitized and stored before final approval of the file plan. Per the OMB/NARA Memorandum M-19-21: Transition to Electronic Records, all Federal agencies must manage all temporary records in an electronic format and manage all permanent records in an electronic format with appropriate metadata by the end of the year. For further review of your existing process, we can set up a records consultation with our team to discuss methods to finalize your digital file plan. 

If you have any additional questions about the 2022 NARA Mandate, our compliance experts are happy to answer them for you! Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 

Here For All Your Compliance Needs

In addition, we also offer services for FERPA, PCI, HIPAA, CIS, and more! Fill out the form below to learn more about how Bravo can assist you! 

Bravo can support your organization by developing a robust process to streamline compliance by utilizing our FedRAMP certified records management solutions and continuous support along the way. 

Step 1 capture icon

Capture

Our records management experts will begin by analyzing your current records management practices and take note of inventory, where records are stored, schedules, etc.  

Step 2 align icon

Align

We will compare the content found in your information storehouses with the NARA-approved schedules. Our experts will identify relevant and outdated record types, as well as dispositions used for each record type.  

Step 3 configure icon

Configure

We will configure your records metadata using records management solutions. Once our experts have finished configuring your content repositories with proper metadata, implementation will be complete. 

Step 4 digitize icon

Digitize

This is where the actual digital transformation of your records occurs. In this stage, Bravo will capture your documents and ensure nothing is left behind. Next, our experts will use information management rules to make automated tagging, retention, and disposition a reality. 

Step 5 preserve icon

Preserve

Finally, Bravo will provide you with a system and dashboard that will help remind your records managers, information owners, and IT administrators to review records ready for disposition and export content in a long-term preservation format acceptable to NARA. 

From Digitization to Management, Bravo Has Your Back

Bravo has 14+ years of proven experience assisting federal agencies in their journey to compliance. Our industry experts can help streamline the process and make compliance with the 2022 NARA mandate easy so that your organization can get back to focusing on what is most important. If your organization needs help becoming compliant with NARA, don’t wait! Fill out the form below to get in touch with our experts and start your journey to compliance today! 

Frequently Asked Questions

M-19-21 is a memorandum issued on June 28, 2019 by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Section I of the M-19-21 memorandum states the following, “All Federal agencies (CFO Act and non-CFO Act) must meet the following targets in order to begin the transition to a fully electronic government.”: 

1.1: By 2019, Federal agencies will manage all permanent electronic records in an electronic format. 

1.2: By 2022, Federal agencies will manage all permanent records in an electronic format and with appropriate metadata. 

1.3: By 2022, Federal agencies will manage all temporary records in an electronic format or store them in commercial records storage facilities. 

1.4: Federal agencies will maintain robust records management programs that comply with the Federal Records Act and its regulations. 

Source: Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Number M-19-21 (archives.gov) 

NARA applies to all federal agencies in the United States. This mandate is a government-wide initiative. 

The overall purpose of NARA’s mandate is to improve the accuracy, efficiency, and overall manner in which government records are stored. As the world becomes increasingly digital and more organizations move to the cloud, it is important for the government to keep up in order to provide quality digital services to our people. The world is evolving much quicker than it used to, so ensuring that all agencies successfully digitize their records has taken a high priority. 

Starting on this date, all permanent and temporary records that are transferred to NARA must be in an electronic format.  

Yes… All of your records, including physical records, must be digitized by the deadline of December 31st, 2022. 

Yes. NARA has a set of regulations and transfer guidelines (which includes metadata requirements) that must be followed in order to properly transfer the records to NARA. 

Absolutely. While digitizing records may seem like a fairly simple task, it is actually a lot more complicated than one may think. There are a lot of complexities involved in implementing a digital government strategy, and it is important that the process can be done correctly at scale and that no valuable information is lost in the process. 

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Committed to helping our customers soar to new heights.

14+ Years of Experience

Bravo's deep experience and proven methodologies embody best practices and will ensure you make the most of your digital transformation.

Make the Impossible Possible

Time and time again, we have proven our commitment to our customers by ensuring their needs are met - no matter what it takes.

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Bravo's team of Microsoft-certified engineers have managed millions of users in Microsoft 365 and SharePoint.

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Bravo has your back every step of the way. We pride ourselves on our strong client centric culture and strive to provide unparalleled customer experience and quality throughout delivery.

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For over 14 years, Bravo has proven continuous success with our clients by providing digital records management solutions. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that your organization is in records compliance and adhere to the National Archives and Records Association mandates. By partnering with Bravo, our records management team will ensure that your documents are properly digitized and stored before final approval of the file plan. Per the OMB/NARA Memorandum M-19-21: Transition to Electronic Records, all Federal agencies must manage all temporary records in an electronic format and manage all permanent records in an electronic format with appropriate metadata by the end of the year. For further review of your existing process, we can set up a records consultation with our team to discuss methods to finalize your digital file plan. 

If you have any additional questions about the 2022 NARA Mandate, our compliance experts are happy to answer them for you! Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 

Here For All Your Compliance Needs

In addition, we also offer services for FERPA, PCI, HIPAA, CIS, and more! Fill out the form below to learn more about how Bravo can assist you! 

Bravo can support your organization by developing a robust process to streamline compliance by utilizing our FedRAMP certified records management solutions and continuous support along the way. 

Step 1 capture icon

Capture

Our records management experts will begin by analyzing your current records management practices and take note of inventory, where records are stored, schedules, etc.  

Step 2 align icon

Align

We will compare the content found in your information storehouses with the NARA-approved schedules. Our experts will identify relevant and outdated record types, as well as dispositions used for each record type.  

Step 3 configure icon

Configure

We will configure your records metadata using records management solutions. Once our experts have finished configuring your content repositories with proper metadata, implementation will be complete. 

Step 4 digitize icon

Digitize

This is where the actual digital transformation of your records occurs. In this stage, Bravo will capture your documents and ensure nothing is left behind. Next, our experts will use information management rules to make automated tagging, retention, and disposition a reality. 

Step 5 preserve icon

Preserve

Finally, Bravo will provide you with a system and dashboard that will help remind your records managers, information owners, and IT administrators to review records ready for disposition and export content in a long-term preservation format acceptable to NARA. 

From Digitization to Management, Bravo Has Your Back

Bravo has 14+ years of proven experience assisting federal agencies in their journey to compliance. Our industry experts can help streamline the process and make compliance with the 2022 NARA mandate easy so that your organization can get back to focusing on what is most important. If your organization needs help becoming compliant with NARA, don’t wait! Fill out the form below to get in touch with our experts and start your journey to compliance today! 

Frequently Asked Questions

M-19-21 is a memorandum issued on June 28, 2019 by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Section I of the M-19-21 memorandum states the following, “All Federal agencies (CFO Act and non-CFO Act) must meet the following targets in order to begin the transition to a fully electronic government.”: 

1.1: By 2019, Federal agencies will manage all permanent electronic records in an electronic format. 

1.2: By 2022, Federal agencies will manage all permanent records in an electronic format and with appropriate metadata. 

1.3: By 2022, Federal agencies will manage all temporary records in an electronic format or store them in commercial records storage facilities. 

1.4: Federal agencies will maintain robust records management programs that comply with the Federal Records Act and its regulations. 

Source: Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Number M-19-21 (archives.gov) 

NARA applies to all federal agencies in the United States. This mandate is a government-wide initiative. 

The overall purpose of NARA’s mandate is to improve the accuracy, efficiency, and overall manner in which government records are stored. As the world becomes increasingly digital and more organizations move to the cloud, it is important for the government to keep up in order to provide quality digital services to our people. The world is evolving much quicker than it used to, so ensuring that all agencies successfully digitize their records has taken a high priority. 

Starting on this date, all permanent and temporary records that are transferred to NARA must be in an electronic format.  

Yes… All of your records, including physical records, must be digitized by the deadline of December 31st, 2022. 

Yes. NARA has a set of regulations and transfer guidelines (which includes metadata requirements) that must be followed in order to properly transfer the records to NARA. 

Absolutely. While digitizing records may seem like a fairly simple task, it is actually a lot more complicated than one may think. There are a lot of complexities involved in implementing a digital government strategy, and it is important that the process can be done correctly at scale and that no valuable information is lost in the process. 

Why Bravo

Committed to helping our customers soar to new heights.

14+ Years of Experience

Bravo's deep experience and proven methodologies embody best practices and will ensure you make the most of your digital transformation.

Make the Impossible Possible

Time and time again, we have proven our commitment to our customers by ensuring their needs are met - no matter what it takes.

Microsoft Gold Partner

Bravo's team of Microsoft-certified engineers have managed millions of users in Microsoft 365 and SharePoint.

White Glove Approach

Bravo has your back every step of the way. We pride ourselves on our strong client centric culture and strive to provide unparalleled customer experience and quality throughout delivery.

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