About Arian

Arian D. Ravanbakhsh currently serves as Supervisory Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration. Since 2006, he has worked on, and now leads, the Policy and Program Support Team (ACPP). This team is primarily responsible for developing NARA records management guidance for Federal Agencies in support of the targets outlined in OMB/NARA M-19-21, Transition to Electronic Records and NARA’s regulations. The team is also responsible for directing NARA’s Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative, or FERMI project.

Previously, he served as a NARA appraisal archivist working with the records of several agencies including the U.S. Navy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Prior to coming to NARA in 2000, Mr. Ravanbakhsh worked for ten years at the Maryland State Archives, eventually becoming the Director of Geographic Services.

He has served on the Board of Directors of NAGARA and as a member of the Society of American Archivists, ARMA International, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

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