|•When ERA was first established in 1998 by the Archivist,
the focus was on finding research partners to find solutions to the
electronic records challenge.
|•By 2001 it was clear that to build a system that we were
beginning to articulate, we would need outside support to assist with program
management. We also involved NARA
staff to identify the requirements for this system by chartering key
integrated product teams and we began to document decisions and needs. Finally, the staff of 3 grew to more than
20 on the government side.
|•For the next three years the emphasis will be on
designing and building the system that
we have worked to hard to define.