To manage junk, get rid of it. To manage the junk you can’t (or won’t) destroy, you need to know where it is. Or bad things happen
“A Band Of Junk Clutters Space,” The Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2017 A1. The Air Force tracks about 23,000 objects in orbit, but doesn’t “own” all of them, nor does it have the right to destroy them all.
Sounds to me a lot like information governance — there’s a lot of stuff to manage, even though a lot of it is junk. Who owns “it” and who’s in charge? Who is the ultimate decision maker about what can be destroyed? In the absence of a governance structure, who does what?