ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 50
(Senate - April 18, 1996)

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                         ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS

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            NATIONAL RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DAY

 Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, I rise today to note the observance 
of National Records and Information Management Day which occurred on 
April 2, 1996 while the Senate was in recess. The management and 
control of information are increasingly critical to every industry, 
business and government agency, and the systematic creation, 
distribution, storage and retrieval of records are of critical 
importance to the continued and efficient operation of any good 
organization.
  The organizations that excel today and tomorrow will be those 
recognizing information as a major resource and structuring it as 
efficiently as they do their assets. An effective records management 
program assures the availability of information as a basis for sound 
decisionmaking by providing security and control against loss by 
mismanagement, natural disaster, theft or inadvertent destruction. All 
Americans should recognize the significant and important role that 
records management professionals render in maintaining appropriate 
business, civic, and government records. I commend businesses such as 
ARMA International who have brought National Records and Information 
Management Day to my attention and wish them every success as they 
educate the business community regarding the importance of records 
management.

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