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Policy on the Retention and Disposition of NATO Information

The Policy on the Retention and Disposition of NATO Information establishes the policy on the retention and disposition of NATO information as called for in the NATO Information Management Policy (NIMP). The Policy is supported by implementing directive(s) and by retention and disposition schedules that identify the retention periods and the permanent or temporary value of particular types of NATO Information. The key objectives of the coordinated and systematic disposition of NATO information through the related processes of appraisal, retention and archiving or destruction are to * support NATO’s missions, the effective use of resources, information sharing and public understanding of the Alliance’s goals and achievements; * assign either permanent or temporary value to all information; * assign retention periods based on identified needs and obligations; and * to transfer to the NATO Archives or to destroy information at the end of the retention periods and according to its assigned value.

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