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A city of south-central Honshu, Japan, east of Osaka. An ancient cultural and religious center, it was founded in 706 and was the first fixed capital of Japan (710-784).


(Placename) a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: the first permanent capital of Japan (710–784). Pop: 364 411 (2002 est)


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a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: chief Buddhist center of ancient Japan; first capital of Japan A.D. 710–84. 349,000.
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Noun1.Nara - the independent agency that oversees management of federal government records including presidential libraries and historic collectionsNARA - the independent agency that oversees management of federal government records including presidential libraries and historic collections
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NARA presented to the board the project of electronic archives management at NARA which allows the management and circulation of electronic documents between divisions of NARA and linking of work procedures from a compilation of documents and labelling stages until making them available via access to the search service.
In its report, GAO recommended that NARA "establish a comprehensive plan for all remaining work; improve the accuracy of earned value performance reports; and engage executive leadership in correcting negative trends.
Specifically, it partially satisfies the condition that NARA meet requirements for reviewing the progress of capital investments, such as ERA.
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After searching the market, NARA chose Livelink from Open Text.
The material comprising the JFK database was collected by NARA from many different government sources and reflected a wide variety of data formats and standards.
1865, Letters Received, Box 39, 59th USCI, Regimental Books and Papers USCT, Colored Troops Division, RG 94, NARA [G-215 FSSP]; Bvt.
Require agencies to notify NARA when records that could threaten health, life, or property are missing
NARA is working to overcome the ERA schedule delays that occurred in 2007 by changing to a two-pronged development strategy, but uncertainties remain.
Another Power Point Presentation was shown about NARA e-system.
4 Public access to records--The OIG said NARA has a critical role to play in ensuring the timeliness and integrity of the declassification process so it can provide records access to the public.
NARA and contractor Lockheed Martin have said that Executive Office of the President (EOP), the separate system for presidential records, will be available by the end of 2008.