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NDC Releases 170 New Entries Between December 7, 2012 and April 24, 2013

The NDC has released a listing of 170 entries  that have completed declassification processing between December 7, 2012 and April 24, 2013 and are now available for researcher request. This release records from both military and civilian agencies. Highlights include: Records from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Holabird, Naval Ordnance Systems Command records related to […]

National Declassification Center Releases its Sixth Bi-annual Progress Report

The NDC is pleased to release its Sixth Bi-annual status report.  http://www.archives.gov/declassification/ndc/reports/2012-biannual-july-december.pdf 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 second […]

The Middle East: A 1945 Perspective

This post is from NDC Archives Specialist John Ritz. While working on a FOIA request for Department of State records, I came across a document which immediately caught my attention.  I showed it to several coworkers who encouraged me to share it with a broader audience. The document is a Memorandum of Conversation between President Roosevelt and […]

Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings Declassified

Our colleagues in the Special Media Services Division recently announced on their blog “Media Matters” the declassification of nearly 200 new items.  Follow the link below for a listing of the new releases. http://blogs.archives.gov/mediamatters/2013/01/11/declassified-motion-pictures-and-sound-recordings/

The Public Interest Declassification Board Releases its Report to the President

Today, the Public Interest Declassification Board released online its recommendations to the President on Transforming the Security Classification System.  The full Report can be found at http://www.archives.gov/declassification/pidb/recommendations/transforming-classification.html.  The report centers on the need for new policies for classifying information, new processes for declassifying information, and the imperative for using and integrating technology into these processes.  […]

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