NARA to Improve System Resilience

Flooding from Hurricane Ida knocked out records management for two weeks.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced efforts to improve its system resilience and increase its network redundancy after a sustained outage. Flooding from the storm system in the wake of Hurricane Ida last month caused the outage that came just as the department was preparing for its annual process of taking custody of permanent federal records.

“As many of you are aware, the ERA suffered a sustained connectivity failure due to flooding on the East Coast as a result of Hurricane Ida,” said Chief Records Officer Larry Brewer. “While the outage has been resolved, we are seeking to avoid future sustained outages by strengthening our connectivity.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials at the National Archives as they work to catch up on the backlog of federal records.
  • For Chief Records Officer Brewer as he seeks to improve record system resiliency.



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