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Archive for September, 2012

How to Build a FLYING SAUCER

Aero Sys Div, 1969 (RG 342 UD-UP 138; NND 63253; Boxes 35 and 58) By Michael Rhodes Recently declassified records from the Aeronautical Systems Division, USAF (RG 342 – Records of United States Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations) reveal some surprising, perhaps never-before-seen images:   The above illustration was discovered in the pages of […]

Help Transcribe Records Related to the Katyn Forest Massacre

Twenty records related to the Katyn Forest Massacre are now available on the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project.  Help transcribe telegrams, messages, letters and reports, including handwritten script.  Your efforts help improve the accessibility of the records.  For more information on how to get started, check out the Transcription Tips. Learn more about the Katyn […]

Katyn Forest Massacre Project

The National Declassification Center (NDC) led a multi-agency project to identify and review for declassification records relating the Katyn Forest Massacre.  This effort resulted in the release of more than 1000 new pages of material not previously released to the public.  The opening was announced on September 10, 2012 during an event at The Capitol Visitors […]

Open Forum Question #2

Continuing to answer questions posed at the August 29, 2012 Open Forum. How many agencies now have file series exemptions and approximately how many pages are covered by each? For this question, I consulted with my colleagues at the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO).  Here is their answer:  The following agencies have approved file series […]

Open Forum Questions

Last week’s open forum was well attended with a lively discussion.  Once again, we had some questions that did not get answered.  Over the next few days, I will be posting and answering these questions. The first question is:  Do any of the records the NDC is processing contain codeword material (e.g. sensitive compartmented information […]

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