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National Archives Strategic Plan

report coverOur Strategic Plan: Preserving the Past to Protect the Future

The Strategic Plan of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 2006-2016 details our goals for the next 10 years, the strategies we will use to achieve these goals, and the measures by which we will evaluate our progress. This plan was created with the input of our staff at all levels, our customers both within and outside of the Government, our stakeholders, and our colleagues in the archival, historical, and records management communities.

Every three years we must update this plan, which allows us to take stock of accomplishments, make adjustments for new mission requirements, and improve the way we measure our performance. This update covers the period from FY 2010 to FY 2016.

Developing the Strategic Plan
Link to the Real Player version of the Archivist's message about updating our 10-year Strategic Plan
Archivist Allen Weinstein's July 2005 message on the development of the plan can be watched online in a video.

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Our Past Strategic Plans

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