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NDC Releases 445 New Entries Processed Between June 1 and July 26, 2013

The NDC has released a listing of  445 entries that have completed declassification processing between June 1 and July 26, 2013 and are now available for researcher request. This release records from both military and civilian agencies.  Highlights include: Department of State, … Continue reading

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Project 1794 Documents in ARC

By Michael Rhodes Last year, the National Declassification Center released, scanned, and posted several pages from declassified U.S. Air Force reports. Digital copies of those same documents are now available, in full, on the National Archives Archival Research Catalog (ARC) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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NDC Update

On Friday, 9 March, I was joined by Director/ISOO John Fitzpatrick and Agency Services Executive Jay Bosanko in a meeting with representatives from OMB and several public interest groups. Although we all discussed several items of interest related to reducing … Continue reading

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