DOD begins certifying records management apps

The Defense Department has certified two products under its records management standard
and could certify several others in the next few months, a DOD official said.


The standard, known as DOD 5015.2-STD, lists the specifications for a product to be
certified for use within DOD.


The National Archives and Records Administration is considering recommending the DOD
standard for governmentwide use [GCN, Feb. 23, Page 57].


The Defense Information Systems Agency’s Joint Interoperability Test Command
Records Management Application certification testing program at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., has
approved two products: Tower Record and Information Management from Tower Software Corp.
of Fairfax, Va., and ForeMost records management software from Provenance Systems Inc. of
Arlington, Va.


The DOD program has been well-received; vendors are lined up through October to earn
DOD certification—or to at least get an initial review.


Several other records management products are awaiting department certification:


CIMS has teamed with Provenance Systems and other vendors to create an integrated
document management process from record creation through archiving and destruction, said
Paul Simmons, director of marketing for DynSolutions.


The product, developed in Australia, is integrated with document management systems
from PC Docs Inc. of Burlington, Mass., Pierce said.


FileNet Corp. of Costa Mesa, Calif. is also planning to request certification testing
for its archiving tools, DOD officials said. 

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