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William L Hooton
Assistant Director, Records Management Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington DC 20535-0001
Historically, a tension exists between the two camps, but as the disciplines evolve, they are becoming more intricately linked, and increasing the need for understanding on both sides, analysts said....Records management consultant Rick Barry agreed. 'Records were and are seen as the paper evidence of the organization's work and thus of little concern to the IT manager,' he said. 'This is no longer true' now that many records are born digital....Many agencies put the records management duties in the chief information officer's shop when it should be a separate organization to allow for checks and balances between the two, said William Hooton, the FBI's assistant director for records management...."
For the FBI, that rule became all too familiar....'Clearly, we didn't have our act together,' said William Hooton, assistant director of the FBI's Records Management Division. 'We didn't even know what we had....We didn't have time [and] I didn't want to train people...We were able to do this because the director approved SES positions.
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...William Hooton Assistant Director, Records Management DivisionFederal Bureau of Investigation Mr. Hooton was born and raised in Austin Texas, earning a degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1975.He began his government service with the IRS in 1970, while still in school.
While at the IRS
designed and implemented one of the very first practical systems utilizing digital images and optical disks in a system that processed 85,000 tax returns a day.In 1983, he moved to the U.S. National Archives where he directed a program that tested the feasibility of substituting digital images for physical records and microform. In 1990, he left federal service and worked in the commercial sector in a number of senior executive assignments including President and CEO of Tower Software, a records management software company and Corporate Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation.Mr. Hooton has been a Director on a number of boards of high tech companies both public and private. He joined the FBI in January, 2002 as Assistant Director, managing the Records Management Division and is also the FBI's Chief Record's Officer.
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"We need to figure out how to manage our case files effectively.Understand, we have no real-in my opinion-records management system at the bureau." -William L. Hooton
...William L. HootonAssistant Director, Records Management Division
...William L. Hooton, the assistant FBI director in charge of the Records Management Division, described the Records Management Application at a recent meeting of the National Capital Chapter of the Association for Information and Image Management in Arlington, Va. Hooton
acknowledged criticism that the Justice Department's
inspector general leveled at the FBI
in the wake of the troubled prosecution of Oklahoma City bomber
As part of the reforms resulting from Senate hearings about the IG report, the bureau pledged to get help from outside experts such as Hooton
to manage its records. Before joining the FBI, Hooton held senior positions at the IRS and the National Archives and Records Administration, where he served as chairman of the Digital Imaging Activities Group.He also held executive positions at Tower Software Inc. of Reston, Va., and Science Applications International Corp.
In the past, the bureau often has appointed FBI special agents to senior IT positions.
"We don't know what we have, and we don't know what we don't have," Hooton
echoed the statements of Senate Judiciary Committee members who had given a forum for Justice IG Glenn A. Fine to describe flaws riddling the department's IT infrastructure.
The bureau now has consolidated almost 1,000 employees into the Records Management Division, bringing together staff from 22 separate organizations to form the largest division in the headquarters building, Hooton
"We need to figure out how to manage our case files effectively," Hooton
The DocLab uses a "dirty" optical character reader process, as opposed to a corrected OCR process, to speed up operations, Hooton
said."We just don't have the time right now to do very high-quality OCR," he
expects that as the project progresses, the division will convert some of DocLab's 10 production lines to higher-quality scanning.
The production lines each have about six or seven workers, Hooton
DocLab uses I820 high-speed scanners from Eastman Kodak Co. of Rochester, N.Y.
, as well as the company's I60 platen scanner and a 359EC rescanner.
All the equipment scans in color, Hooton
The scanned records eventually will build up databases to which the bureau can apply data mining techniques, Hooton
The division also carries out all the Freedom of Information Act request processing for the bureau.Hooton
said the staff devoted to that task has been cut sfrom 544 down to about 120, by re-engineering the FOIA process and eliminating duplication of effort.
In addition, the division operates a call center that responds to requests for records, Hooton
One of the division's major problems "is the conundrum of information sharing," Hooton
said."On the one hand you must share the information, and on the other hand you must not share the information, for security reasons." Hooton
said it is a daunting dilemma, but the bureau is devoting "an awful lot of horsepower to come up with a good plan [for information sharing] that will work on both of these important things."
As for the future of the records management system, Hooton
said, "This is going to be a never-ending type of thing.
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BILL HOOTON, Assistant Director Records Management Division, FBI (Keynote Speaker)Mr. Hooton was born and raised in Austin, Texas, earning a degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1975.He began his government service with the IRS in 1970, while still in school.
While at the IRS
designed one of the very first practical systems utilizing digital images and optical disks in a sys that processed 85,000 tax returns a day.In 1983, he moved to the National Archives where he directed a program that tested the feasibility of substituting digital images for physical records and microfilm.In 1990, he left federal service and worked in the commercial sector in a number of senior executive assignments including President and CEO of Tower Software, a records management software company and Corporate Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation.Mr. Hooton has been a Director on a number of boards of high tech companies both public and private.He joined the FBI in January, 2002 as Assistant Director, Records Management Division and is also the FBI's Record's Officer.