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 7th St., NW.

The forum’s theme is “NDC challenges at two years: what did we learn, and how are we moving forward?”  NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger will update the public on declassification progress toward meeting the President’s goal of eliminating the backlog of unprocessed classified records by December 31, 2013.  She will also discuss the fifth Bi-annual Report on Operations of the National Declassification Center. The report is online at

Two inter-agency panels will address NDC’s progress over the past two years.  National Archives staff will update the public on standardized declassification training and changes to declassification policy. The forum will conclude with a question and answer session with members of the public.

For additional information or to submit questions in advance question, contact Don McIlwain at or (301) 837-0587.

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2 Responses to Details on the Upcoming Public Open Forum

  1. Danielle Plumer says:

    Will any of the presentations from the Open Forum be made available?


    • Don says:

      Thank you for your question. We recorded the forum and hope to have it available on-line within a few days. I’ll send a note when its posted.



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