The volumes and types of data that government agencies must manage continue to rise exponentially, while statutory deadlines for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests remain unchanged, putting additional pressure on agencies facing increasing volumes of records and growing backlogs of requests.
Thought Leadership and Industry Trends
When addressing document review in the Federal space, agencies can come up against serious challenges. From budgetary limitations to data security, ramping up a team of attorneys to review documents on a tight time frame and on projects with ever changing scope can seem like a daunting undertaking for stakeholders and contract officers alike.
For government agencies, pilot programs are a great way to experiment with new technology. Frequently, there are questions around implementation, access and overall functionality. Implementing a pilot program allows an agency to identify these challenges early, develop synergy with their provider and define the service model that will be necessary for larger scale adoption.
With the Federal government looking to accelerate the adoption of secure cloud solutions for Federal agencies, Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and software providers themselves are looking to achieve FedRAMP certification.
Often, the government is the first to request a certain data set, but the last one to interact with it. It’s up to our team at CDS to highlight for them the trends that we’re seeing in the data. When working on behalf of a government agency, other requirements come along with litigation like public disclosures of information such as FOIA requests or investigatory analysis.
In 2018, the federal government received 863,729 FOIA requests and spent over $540 million on related costs. With these numbers rising each year, the burden on federal agencies is escalating rapidly. This same scenario plagues state and local governments as well, albeit on a different scale.
The federal government, like many private companies, is focusing on cybersecurity and data privacy to a greater extent than ever before. As a result, companies and law firms should proactively consider using eDiscovery service providers with FedRAMP certification when completing eDiscovery involving federal documents.
The current of movement into the cloud is flowing fast, and organizations from every sector are joining the rush—including the public sector.
With the Federal government looking to accelerate the adoption of secure cloud solutions for Federal agencies, Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) are attempting to achieve FedRAMP certification.