Doing Business With the National Archives and Records Administration
Information about NARA<@VM>The CIO file: Reynolds Cahoon
Address700 Pennsylvania Ave. NWWashington, DC 20408(866) 272-6272www.archives.gov Founded: June 19, 1934Archivist: John CarlinWhat 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. The budget2002 budget: $290 million2003 budget: $272 millionIn the 2003 budget, $2.3 million is earmarked for the Electronic Records Management project. The Web siteIt 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.
Title: Chief information officerTook the job: February 1996Family: Married to Susan Schroeder; seven daughters and one son live in Germantown, Md.Hobbies: Blues piano, working with the
Henrik G. de Gyor
young men of my church.Currently reading: "A New Kind of Science" by Stephen WolframAlma mater: Bachelor of arts degree in management from Governors State
UniversityWT: 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.