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NDC Declassification Process – Quality Assurance

Quality control review is one of the most important parts of the NDC process. In the early days of Executive Order 12958, agencies began to expand review programs to ensure that sensitive information was not released when the automatic declassification deadline arrived. To accomplish their goals, programs were established before sufficient government wide equity recognition […]

The NDC and FOIA/MDR Requests

When NARA established the National Declassification Center (NDC) in December 2009, we included the unit that processes classified FOIA and MDR requests for accessioned Federal records.  To establish the NDC and the new declassification processes, NARA applied Lean- Six-Sigma (LSS) methodology, including defining a problem, measuring output, analyzing alternatives and developing an improved “to be” […]

NDC Declassification Process – Overview

Hello NDC blog readers. In recent weeks there have have been  several discussions with people in the declassification world and the general public about the declassification process and how it has changed since the NDC was established. We at the NDC are working to make our process as transparent as possible to help people understand how we perform […]

Second NDC Bi-Annual Report Released

The NDC second Bi-Annual report is now available here.  http://www.archives.gov/declassification/reports/2010-biannual-january1-december31.pdf  Highlights include implementation of new processes to identify and evaluate records in the backlog (over 80 million pages assessed to date), continued inter-agency collaboration, and the establishment of two special projects to review records relating to the Berlin Wall and Pentagon Papers.  I invite you to […]

NDC Releases its First Bi-Annual Report

In marking the release of the first Bi-Annual NDC status report, Director Sheryl Shenberger noted.  “It has become clear to me that all the agencies involved in this effort want to make the NDC a success story.”  I think this captures what the NDC accomplished during its first six months of operation.  We were able […]

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