Reston, VA., February 4, 2014 – Information Governance (IG) software company Active Navigation Inc. today announced that it is a founding charter sponsor of newly launched think tank the Information Governance Initiative (IGI).  Information governance addresses how organizations use and manage digital information. The IGI will publish research, benchmarking surveys, and guidance for practitioners seeking to advance information governance on its website at The research will be freely available and the group will also be adding an online community designed to foster discussion and networking among practitioners.

“We like to claim that we are living in the Information Age, but I see so many organizations that manage information like they are in the Stone Age,” said Barclay T. Blair, founder and executive director of the IGI. “We believe that there is a better way, and we invite the IG community to join us in finding it.”

The IGI is focused on helping individuals and organizations recognize the implications and inherent benefits of improved information governance.  As there are rapidly increasing amounts of unstructured big data, effective information management is of critical importance.  The IGI will be a central resource for collaboration, thought leadership and best practices for practical knowledge management.

“As the market leader for information governance solutions, we are pleased that there is now a unified platform for organizations in this space to share and advocate for improved data management,” said Peter Baumann, CEO, Active Navigation.  “We look forward to providing our years of experience and knowledge helping organizations quickly and effectively manage their data to the IGI.”

About the Information Governance Initiative

The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) is a cross-disciplinary think tank and consortium dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance practices and technologies through research, publishing, advocacy, and peer-to-peer networking. We invite practitioners and organizations who wish to participate in or support the IGI to visit our website at

About Active Navigation

Located in Reston, VA., Active Navigation is a global provider of Information Governance solutions that help government and commercial organizations efficiently discover, remediate and extract the most value from their big data.