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Archive for July, 2011

The (Not So Smooth) Road to the Internet

While Internet history is a hot topic and the subject of numerous books and articles, bits and pieces of the story still come up in the records we review for declassification. The phenomenon and accomplishment that is the Internet has been such a successful endeavor that there have been many parents claiming credit for it. […]

Aiming for a More Efficient Process

Although the Bi-annual Report  provides the high points for the NDC, particularly in relation to the efforts to address the back log, I want to offer a few more descriptive details just to further your understanding of what we are doing. I welcome your questions and comments. Declassification can be a complex process, but the […]

National Declassification Center November 2011 Conference

The National Declassification Center will be holding a declassification conference from November 7 – 10, 2011, at the National Archives II at College Park.  The theme of the conference is “Releasing and Protecting National Security Information through Declassification.”  The conference is in keeping with the NDC’s mandate to develop effective, transparent, and standard declassification work […]

NDC Releases its Third Bi-Annual Status Report

The NDC is pleased to release its Third Bi-Annual status report. This report details the progress made since January 2010 in meeting the President’s December 29, 2009 charge to eliminate the approximately 400 million page back log of reviewed, but not publicly available records at NARA.   The report specifically focuses on progress made during the […]

NARA Proposed Declassification Regulation

Date: July 8, 2011 In today’s Federal Register, NARA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Declassification of National Security Information. This proposed rule would update NARA’s regulations related to declassification of classified national security information in records transferred to NARA’s legal custody.  The rule incorporates changes resulting from issuance of Executive Order 13526, Classified National […]

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