After 7 years of consultation Lockheed-Martin has been selected to build the Electronic Records Archives for the National Archives and Records Administration for 38 million dollars.

ERA will provide NARA with the capability to authentically preserve and provide access to any kind of electronic record free from dependence on any specific hardware or software.

There are some aging exploratory papers on the NARA site, along with what appears to be a copy of the RFP…but I can’t seem to find any specific information on how Lockheed Martin is planning to do this. I wonder what sort of track record L-M has in building electronic archiving software. Do they have an existing system which they are going to modify for NARA, or are they going to be building a new system from scratch? It sure would be interesting to hear some more details.