As the National Archives and Records Administration leads the charge toward a new era of content management for the public sector, the agency has embraced a new digital strategy for generating innovative ideas.
With government agencies making a long-awaited entrance into the digital age, it only makes sense that the NARA has used an online resource to solicit opinions and ideas from a variety of stakeholders. According to NextGov, the agency recently posted a survey through the IdeaScale platform to crowdsource recommendations for new best practices in federal records management.
With the submission deadline fast approaching, a number of innovative ideas are already been discussed on the digital platform. According to the news source, some of the most popular suggestions have included mandating the creation of a chief records officer position within each government agency and embracing digitization across all levels of an organization as opposed to more siloed applications.
It remains to be seen if or how this feedback will be incorporated into operations in the coming months and years, but the initiative aligns well with Obama administration mandates for greater government transparency and reliance on "cloud-first" thinking.