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The Public Interest Declassification Board Announces its December 6, 2012 Meeting

The Public Interest Declassification Board will host an open meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2012 to discuss its recommendations to the President on Transforming the Security Classification System.  The full Report to the President will be published online on December 6th at  The meeting will focus on the Board’s fourteen recommendations.  The recommendations center […]

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 […]

Details on the Upcoming Public Open Forum

Washington, DC…The National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC) will host its third public forum on Wednesday, August 29, at 10 a.m. in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please enter via the Special Events entrance on Constitution Ave. and […]

NARA Releases Open Government Plan for 2012-2014

Recently, the agency updated its Open Government Plan for 2012-2014.  Over the next two years, work around the agency will continue to improve transparency, participation, and collaboration.  NARA will strengthen its culture of open government by focusing on common values and restructuring the agency to better serve the American people.  A new mentoring program will […]

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