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U.S. national archives appoints permanent chief records officer.

Laurence Brewer, the acting chief records officer (CRO) for the U.S. government, has been appointed to fill the position permanently, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero announced in late April.


Brewer's responsibilities include issuing federal records management policy and guidance; serving as a liaison to the Office of Management and Budget, Congress, the Government CIO Council, and other stakeholders on records management issues; and serving as an ombudsman between agencies and the U.S. archivist to ensure that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the agencies it serves meet their statutory mandates and records management requirements.

Brewer became the acting CRO in October 2015 when the previous CRO, Paul Wester, left NARA to become the director of the U.S. National Agricultural Library. He joined NARA in 1999 as an appraisal archivist and later worked as an electronic records policy analyst. He previously served as a records management consultant at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Title Annotation:GOVERNMENT RECORDS; Laurence Brewer
Publication:Information Management Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2016
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