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Jory Heckman

Congress is planning to give the National Archives and Records Administration significant funding to dig out from a pandemic-era backlog that’s kept veterans from applying for federal benefits.

The compromise House and Senate lawmakers reached Tuesday night on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would give NARA $60 million to address the backlog of veterans’ requests for military service records at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis.

The NDAA would allow NARA to spend the $60 million on updating its IT systems and electronic records archive, and improving the turnaround for Freedom of Information Act requests. Continue reading here…

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