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Defense Health Agency

"On October 1, 2013, the Department of Defense established the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to manage the activities of the Military Health System. These activities include those previously managed by TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which was disestablished on the same date. During the next several months, all TMA websites will change to reflect the new DHA. We appreciate your patience during this transition."

Records Management

The Records Management Program supports all Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity (HA/TMA) components to ensure proper maintenance, use, and disposition of paper and electronic records, in accordance with federal laws, regulations, and DoD guidance regarding the protection of sensitive information. This is accomplished by:

  • Developing and applying standards (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington Headquarters Services, etc.)
  • Conducting self-evaluations of the Records Management Program
  • Ensuring all records personnel are trained and all Records Management Programs are in accordance with Administrative Instruction 15 and the TMA Records Retention Schedule

Understanding Your Role

If you are a HA/TMA employee (or contractor working on behalf of a HA/TMA contract), you have federal records management responsibilities. It is imperative that your office maintain an active program for the continuous management of records throughout the records life cycle by:

  • Implementing recordkeeping requirements at all work locations for all functions and activities at all levels and media types
  • Establishing safeguards against unauthorized removal or destruction of records