For the National Archive, a new e-records system built by Lockheed Martin

The National Archive has awarded a $300m contract to Lockheed Martin to build a modern electronic records archive that will eventually allow the public access to electronic records in the National Archives and presidential libraries.

The National Archives has awarded a $308 million contract to Lockheed Martin to build an electronic records system. Computerworld quotes Ken Thibodeau, director of the Electronic Records Archives.

The system will do three basic things. It will start modernizing the National Archives business processes; it will allow the rest of the government to interact with us online, which they currently can't do; and it will vastly expand public access to electronic records in the National Archives and the presidential libraries.

 Lockheed won the contract in a year-long bidding process over Harris Corp. The first phase will be online in 1007 and the full system will be operational by 2011.

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