Reclamation Awarded Prestigious Archivist Achievement Award for Records Management

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615

For Release: June 10, 2009

The Bureau of Reclamation has been awarded the Archivist Achievement Award for Records Management from the National Archives and Records Administration.

The award recognizes Reclamation for the successful development and deployment of the Reclamation Electronic Document System and successful scheduling with NARA all electronic systems within Reclamation meeting the E-Government Act requirements several months ahead of schedule.

The Reclamation Electronic Document System, or REDS, has the capability to manage millions of electronic engineering drawings and serves as an index to millions of program records.

The Archivist Achievement Award for Records Management highlights the important contributions Federal agencies and their records management staffs and contractors make in supporting the business needs of their agencies. Their success ensures the continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government.

Robert Wolf, Director of Program and Budget, and Gary Palmeter, Manager, Information Management Division, accepted the award for Reclamation from Adrienne C. Thomas, Acting Archivist of the United States.

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