The federal technology news site FCW.com reports that The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote on bills, which have been introduced in previous Congresses, that try to keep electronic government records from being altered or disappearing outright. One of the bills will also cease the printed version of the Federal Register.
- Lawmakers target disappearing records, by Chase Gunter FCW (Mar 07, 2017).
H.R.1376 (The Electronic Message Preservation Act) would amend U.S. Code Title 44 to require that electronic messages that are deemed “Records” be preserved and made digitally accessible.
H.R.745, The Federal Records Modernization Act of 2017, requires that employees who tamper with, remove or destroy federal records be suspended or fired. It would also require agencies to publish online a description of records that have been — or may have been — lost, altered or destroyed. It will also stop the publication of a printed version of the Federal Register.
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