The checklist for agencies to follow in submitting the second status report required for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Fundamental Classification Guidance Review (FCGR) is now available on the ISOO FCGR webpage, at https://www.archives.gov/isoo/fcgr/2022-fcgr-html. Agencies with Original Classification Authorities (OCAs) are required to submit this FY 2022 FCGR Status Report #2 to ISOO by July 15, 2022.
The FY 2022 FCGR Report #2 will provide an update on the progress that agencies are making in providing information that will be required on the final FCGR about the metadata standards in place for implementing electronic classification guidance at each federal agency with OCAs. Currently, no requirements apply across the federal government for the use of a particular metadata standard in the processing of electronic information. However, guidance relevant to the use of metadata in the marking of classified information includes:
1) Information Security Marking Metadata, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/organizations/ic-cio/ic-cio-related-menus/ic-cio-related-links/ic-technical-specifications/information-security-marking-metadata;
2) Transition to Electronic Records, M-19-21, Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives and Records Administration (June 28, 2019), https://www.archives.gov/files/records-mgmt/policy/m-19-21-transition-to-federal-records.pdf; and
3) Metadata Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records, NARA Bulletin 2015-04 (September 15, 2015), https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/bulletins/2015/2015-04.html.
Although not specific to classified information, the joint OMB/NARA memorandum M-19-21 requires that federal agencies manage all records electronically by December 31, 2022—and the implementing regulation 36 CFR part 1236.2(b), Electronic Records Management, provides a brief definition, see: https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-36/chapter-XII/subchapter-B/part-1236.
Please submit the FCGR Status Report #2, and any questions regarding the FY 2022 FCGR, to Robert Fahs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.