Information Management: Records Management: The Modern Army Recordkeeping System (MARKS)
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of Army recordkeeping is to properly manage information, from its creation through final disposition, according to Federal laws and Army Recordkeeping System MARKS as a portion of the Army Information Resources. This regulation a establishes the MARKS as a portion of the Army Information Resources Management Program b furnishes the only legal authority for destroying nonpermanent Army information c provides life cycle management instructions for the systematic identification, maintenance, storage, retirement, and destruction of Army information recorded on any medium paper, microforms, electronic, or any other d ensures that the commander and staff have the information needed to accomplish the mission that they have it when and where they need it that they have it in usable format and that it is created, maintained, used, and disposed of at the least possible cost e preserves those records needed to protect the rights and interests of the Army and its members and former members, and those that are of permanent value f ensures records related to matters involved in administrative or legal proceedings will be retained until the staff judge advocates or legal adviser authorizes resumption of normal disposition and g provides for the systematic removal of less active records from office space to low-cost storage space.
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