The National Archives seal

The National Archives seal

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An Electronic Records Archives System for the National Archives and Records Administration

9/8/2005
<p>The Lockheed Martin logo</p>

The Lockheed Martin logo

On September 8, 2005 the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) selected Lockheed Martin Corporation to build the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) system, a permanent electronic archives system to preserve, manage, and make accessible the electronic records created by the federal government. The ERA system would capture electronic information – regardless of its format – save it permanently, and make it accessible on whatever future hardware or software is currently in use. Development of the system would continue over the next six years, and cost $308,000,000.

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