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The NDC and Open Government

In Section 5.4 of its 2012 – 2014 Open Government Plan http://www.archives.gov/open/open-government-plan-2.0.pdf, NARA discussed how it would assume a leadership role in the inter-agency process of reviewing historically valuable records for declassification and develop common processes among agencies to ensure a more efficient and effective review.  As a result of these efforts, the National Declassification Center […]

What on Earth Is It?

Today’s find comes from Dr. Amanda Weimer, an Archives Specialist in the NDC. The National Declassification Center recently responded to a Freedom of Information Act request for documents created and collected by the Department of the Air Force on the topic of “flying discs,” popularly known as “unidentified flying objects” (UFOs).  The Air Force studied sightings […]

New Katyń Documents Declassified in 2013 and 2014

This post comes from Dr. Amanda Weimer, an Archives Specialist with the National Declassification Center. Two groups of additional records have been declassified within the past year as part of the ongoing efforts of the National Declassification Center to declassify all information found within the holdings of the National Archives relating to the Katyń Forest Massacre. […]

The NDC Celebrates Success

The Adrienne C. Thomas Auditorium at the National Archives in College Park was packed on the morning of February 28, 2014 as over two hundred people, representing agencies from throughout the Federal Government, came together to celebrate the completion of quality assurance review of over 351 million pages of historically valuable classified records accessioned by […]

Berlin Symposium: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall Webpage is LIVE

The informational webpage for our upcoming Berlin Wall symposium is now up at http://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/cold-war/berlin-wall-1962-1987/ The full content of the booklet and DVD created for this project are accessible in their entirety, along with a finding aid to help reserachers with any records inquiries. Any questions or concerns can be directed to ndc@nara.gov

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