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Public Interest Declassification Board to Host a Public Meeting on June 25

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will host a public meeting to discuss the recommendations included in its Report to the President on Transforming the Security Classification System, and its recommendation to employ existing technologies and develop and pilot new methods to modernize classification and declassification. The meeting will include a discussion of the technology study […]

Recap from the National Declassification Center’s Public Forum

Today’s post comes from NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger and provides a summary of the NDC forum held on April 10, 2015. Last Friday, April 10, Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, kicked off another successful NDC Public Forum, NDC Prioritization: What Secrets Do People Want to See? NDC had selected the subject of “prioritization” as it could relate […]

“Undesirable” Groups and Federal Employees

Today’s post comes from National Declassification Center Archives Specialist Stephanie Coon. In today’s digital world, we receive emails that make us wonder how we ended up on a mailing list for such a group or product. The same goes for snail mail, when advertisements for candy companies or random catalogs appear in your mailbox. In […]

100 Years of the Panama Canal: The Age of Transition, 1964-73

Today’s Blog Post is from Senior NDC Archivist (Special Assistant, NDC Evaluation and Special Projects Division) Patrice Brown. The beginning of the Panama Canal is well known. The routes considered, the French construction efforts, the United States entrance as the canal builder, and the characters involved.   However, the transitional period between the Panamanian demands for […]

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 […]

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