Army Records Management Directorate (ARMD)
The Records Management Division:
The Records Management Office supports the Archivist of the Army, represents the U.S. Army to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and ensures that statutory requirements established by Congress (e.g., USC 44, 36 CFR) are complied with during the collection and preservation of Army records. The Records Management Division is responsible for operating the Army Records Management Information System (ARIMS) which is the Army's official world-wide web-based system responsible for archiving the Army’s official records, including e-mail.
Information Collections and Office of Unit Records Response (OURR) Division:
The Information Collections Office oversees the management, control, approval processing, and tracking of all Army related Internal Surveys, DoD Internal (Multi-Service) and Public Information Collections that require a Survey Control Number, Records Control Symbol and the Office of Budget and Management control number. The OURR Office conducts research of records related to Army Veteran's disability claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This entails extensive military unit records and official data base research to directly support the Department of Veterans Affairs with Veterans' disability claims for compensation, and the Information Collections provides essential information to Veterans organizations, individual Veterans and families, Veterans' representatives, and Congressional staffers.
Privacy and Freedom of Information Act Division:
The Army Privacy Office implements the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army Privacy Act and Civil Liberties programs through advice, monitoring, official reporting, and training. The Privacy Act office provides HQDA level policy and program guidance to Army privacy officials worldwide. The Director, Army Records Management Directorate, advises the Component Senior Official for Privacy on privacy matters.
The Freedom of Information (FOIA) Office provides HQDA level policy and program guidance to over 200 Army FOIA offices worldwide. This is a Secretary of the Army delegated mission.