Schedule: Networking – 6:00 PM, Dinner – 6:30 PM, Presentation – 7:30 PM


With the big push in the Federal Government to modernize IT, use shared services, and more efficiently spend Federal funds through streamlined acquisition processes, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) created the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). With FERMI, NARA seeks to help agencies improve the way they acquire electronic records management tools and services. NARA intends for FERMI to help Federal agencies meet the Managing Government Records Directive target to manage all permanent records electronically by December 2019 and the new goal in the draft NARA Strategic plan to no longer accept analog records by December 2022.

This presentation will talk about the key projects produced by FERMI, including the Universal ERM Requirements, a new ERM contract vehicle partnership with the General Services Administration (GSA), and using GSA’s Unified Shared Services Management office’s Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF) to include ERM in shared services used across government. Come learn about how NARA is helping agencies transition to digital government.


Courtney Anderson joined the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in 2015 as an Electronic Records Policy Analyst on the Records Management Policy and Program Support Team. At NARA, Ms. Anderson serves as the project lead for the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI), NARA’s effort to develop a comprehensive Government-wide strategy for procuring records management services and solutions. Prior to joining NARA, she worked for 8 years as a Management Analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Records and Privacy Program. At GAO, Ms. Anderson supported the implementation of a Capstone approach to email management and an agency-wide electronic records management system.

Ms. Anderson has been working in the field of government records and information management for over 10 years. She earned her Master’s in Library Science (MLS) from the University of Maryland, and currently serves as the Director of Education of the Metro Maryland ARMA Chapter.

Donations: The Metro Maryland Chapter is pleased to continue our tradition of charitable giving. We will be collecting winter items for disadvantaged families in our community. Please bring new or very gently used gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and socks to donate. Items are needed for all ages. 

Menu: House salad; choice of Cheese Manicotti, Chicken Parmigiana, Eggplant Parmigiana, Gnocchi, or Meat Lasagna; soft drinks. Cash bar will be available.

Reservations Required: Please RSVP by 5:00 PM Monday, January 8, 2018, by responding to your on-line invitation or by visiting Meeting Registration. No refunds for cancellations after Monday, January 8, 2018.

In the event of inclement weather, please listen to local media. The Metro Maryland ARMA Chapter follows the cancellation policy of Montgomery County Public Schools. The meeting will be cancelled if schools close early and/or after-school activities are cancelled. 

Directions: From I-270 North Take Exit 10 – Clopper Road/West Diamond Ave. Move into the left lane on the exit ramp. Turn left onto West Diamond Avenue at the traffic light at the bottom of the ramp. Go about 1/4 mile to a right turn on Muddy Branch Road. Go about 1/2 mile, passing over I-270. Turn left into the Festival Shopping Center. The restaurant is located in the shopping center.

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