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 or SCI) and, if so, can you give an estimate of the total number of pages? Are any being released?
We have approximately 4.5 million pages of codeword material among the 371 million page backlog. These records have been reviewed and have been properly exempted from automatic declassification in accordance with Executive Order 13526, section 3.3.