Behind the headlines and the high politics, the White House is a government department whose Executive Office must deal with information governance, records management and IT like any other department.
ACEDS (the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) recently took a team into the White House to deliver an on-site training session to 26 employees responsible for these things.
Most organisations need to identify documents and records which are needed for regulatory, discovery or business purposes; increasingly, they see benefits in identifying others which can be disposed of because they are redundant, obsolete or trivial. The executive office of the White House is required, by the Presidential Records Act of 1978, to preserve all presidential records. In those circumstances, the importance of preservation, and of finding what you need from what you have preserved, poses rather different problems at the White House.
There is a Legaltech News article about this visit here.