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Records Management Pulse Check, session conducted at the Digital Government Institute's 930gov conference, August 26, 2015
Records Management Pulse Check, session conducted at the Digital Government Institute's 930gov conference, August 20, 2014 - Announcement
Super Buckets and Auto-Classification, Forum to be conducted at the Department of the Interior, December 3, 2013 - Announcement/Agenda
  • eMail Enterprise Records and Document Management System (eERDMS) Program Overview - PPTX | PDF
Auto-Categorization session at the Digital Government Institute, E-Discovery, Records & Information Management Conference & Expo, March 15, 2012 - Announcement
  • Introduction by FIRM - PDF
  • Auto-Categorization:  What Agencies Need to Know, Tom Edwards, Feith Systems and Software, Inc. - PDF
  • Managing Shared Content, Tim Shinkle, Gimmal, on behalf of Susan Sullivan, NARA - PDF
Operational Reviews: Increasing Effectiveness and Adding Value, Forum to be conducted at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), May 18, 2011 - Initial Announcement | Final Announcement and Registration List
  • Operational Reviews from an External Perspective, Paul Wester, NARA/CRO
  • Internal Review Process, Methods, Resources, and Value, Ms. Luz Ortiz, OSD Records Manager - PDF
  • Missions, Policies, Risks, Measurements, and Accountability, Valerie Melvin, GAO/Knowledge Services (was unable to participate)
Operational Reviews session at the Digital Government Institute, E-Discovery, Records & Information Management Conference & Expo, March 17, 2011 - Announcement
  • Operational Reviews: Surviving an External Records Program Inspection, Ms. Luz Ortiz, OSD Records Manager - PPT | PDF
  • Links to other presentations
Professional Development for the Modern Records Officer, Forum to be conducted at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), November 18, 2010 - Announcement | Map | Agenda | Speaker Bios
  • AIIMís technical certifications, Atle Skjekkeland, Vice President, AIIM
  • NARAís RM Certification, Bill Bridges, Director, National Records Management Training Program, NARA
  • MS program at San Josť State University, Linda Bigsby, Analyst, FBI
  • CRM Program offered by the Institute of Certified Records Managers, Cheryl G. Smith, Vice President of Information Management NetSmith, Inc.
  • Project Management competencies in PMP, Bob Mahler, Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations, 2011, Washington DC Chapter of PMI
Advanced Initiatives and Strategies in Records and Information Management, Forum conducted in partnership with the Digital Government Institute (DGI) at the Ronald Reagan Building, March 4, 2010 - Agenda
Increasing Effectiveness Through External Federal Resources, Forum conducted at  the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), November 4, 2009 - Agenda
Reaching Increased Effectiveness through Multi-Disciplinary Partnership: An Exploration of Common Interest/Benefit within Your Agency,
Forum conducted at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), June 23, 2009 - Agenda, Speaker Bios & Attendance List
Managing Information Assets and Automating Content Classification: The Crux of the Matter,
Forum conducted at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), January 14, 2009
Our Public Record: Next Generations,
Forum conducted at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), September 24, 2008 - Agenda

Fall Forum
at the Government Accountability Office (GAO)
, October 25, 2007 - Agenda with Links to Presentations

Records Management Performance Metrics:
Good Practices and Tools,
Forum at FOSE, March 20, 2007 -- Announcement | Call for Participation (CFP) | Agenda | Presentations | Evaluation Form | Highest Rated Presentations | Audience Comments

Records of Life Events in Citizen Centered Government, FIRM Presentation at FOSE, March 7, 2006

FIRM Fall Forum, Federal Metadata Summit, November 2, 2005, at the Department of Homeland Security

FIRM Summer Forum:  Overview of the OMB directed Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) standards, across the Federal Government, August 9, 2005

  • Federal Enterprise Architecture
  • FEA Data Reference Model's Support to Records Management
  • Recommendations on Categorization by the ICGI Workgroup

FIRM Slide Presentation at RACO 2005, John Paul Deley, May 12, 2005

Functionality Required in an Electronic Recordkeeping System
: Specification discussed by FIRM at RACO 2005

Voices from the Desert: The Sedona Principles, the Courts, and Legal Issues Affecting Federal Agency Electronic Records Management, December 7, 2004, FIRM Forum

The Role of Electronic Records Management in Implementing eGovernment: Electronic Records and the Federal Enterprise Architecture,
Dr. Michael J. Kurtz, FIRM Spring Forum, April 15, 2004