<FONT SIZE=2><b>Address</b></FONT><FONT SIZE=2>National Archives and Records Administration</FONT><FONT SIZE=2>700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW</FONT><FONT SIZE=2>Washington, DC 20408</FONT><FONT SIZE=2>(866) 272-6272</FONT><FONT SIZE=2>www.archives.gov </FONT>
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20408
Founded: June 19, 1934
Archivist: John Carlin
What it does: The Archives is an independent federal agency that manages the preservation of federal records and historic documents and ensures access to them. It runs the National Archives at College Park, Md., 10 presidential libraries and two presidential materials projects, 19 regional records facilities around the country, the Office of the Federal Register and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
2002 budget: $290 million
2003 budget: $272 million
In the 2003 budget, $2.3 million is earmarked for the Electronic Records Management project.
The Web site
It appears to me that the main business opportunities right now with NARA involve its e-government initiatives. I didn't find one specific Web page for doing business with the agency. Instead, most of what I found was under the main page for the Electronic Records Archives. Also, there is a list of contractors that responded to the second request for information. For other possible business opportunities with NARA, FedBizOpps.gov is a good place to check.
Henrik G. de Gyor
Took the job: February 1996
Family: Married to Susan Schroeder; seven daughters and one son live in Germantown, Md.
Hobbies: Blues piano, working with the
young men of my church.
Currently reading: "A New Kind of Science" by Stephen Wolfram
Alma mater: Bachelor of arts degree in management from Governors State
WT: What are the IT challenges the agency faces, as you see them?
Cahoon: Continuing to mature our IT management infrastructure and capability to acquire and operate the Electronic Records Archive, which will preserve and provide access to any type of electronic record for as long as needed, free from dependency on the hardware and software that created it.
Also, fully integrating cybersecurity throughout NARA's enterprise architecture and developing electronic records management services and integrating them into our component architecture and into our applications.
WT: What do you look for in companies with which you are thinking of doing business?
Cahoon: Integrity, a willingness to listen and learn, the right mix of competent, innovative people, a proven development, and management processes and appropriate technology.