April 28, 2017

Colloquium Speaker: Mark Patrick


Mark Patrick has overseen the Records Management Program of the Joint Staff and Combatant Commands for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for almost 10 years. His 35-person division directly manages the official record archive for the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Assistant to the Chairman, as well as the Director and Vice Director of the Joint Staff. His team’s portfolio also includes research assistance for current business, legal discovery, Enterprise Content Management policy, SharePoint governance, declassification programs (including Freedom of Information Act and Automatic), policy and forms program management. Mark chairs the staff’s Knowledge Management Synchronization Cell, and in his personal capacity is in his 4th year on the Board of Directors for AIIM International, the non-profit association for information professionals.

On the personal side, Mark is a retired U.S. Navy officer and helicopter pilot. He is a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force focusing on emergency services, aerospace education, and cadet programs. He has a BA from the University of Virginia (Foreign Affairs) and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (International Relations.) His wife and he reside in Northern Virginia, proud parents of a daughter who just received her master’s degree and got a job, and two undergraduate students.




Colloquium Topic: A Holistic Approach to Records and Information Management

“Holistic Records Management:  Managing Your Organizational Data,” will be a session discussing records management as a subset of a holistic approach to managing all of an organization’s data.  The presentation will highlight lessons from the Joint Staff’s information journey but will also combine lessons gleaned from networking with other agencies and government organizations as well as private sector vendors and consultants in the information management space.  This strategic approach should make this a thought provoking and highly impactful session for information, records, knowledge, IT, and legal professionals, as well as senior decision makers.