In Section 5.4 of its 2012 – 2014 Open Government Plan http://www.archives.gov/open/open-government-plan-2.0.pdf, NARA discussed how it would assume a leadership role in the inter-agency process of reviewing historically valuable records for declassification and develop common processes among agencies to ensure a more efficient and effective review. As a result of these efforts, the National Declassification Center (NDC) was able to meet the President’s quality assurance goal.
It’s time to update the Plan for 2014 – 2016. The NDC is committed to processing the referrals properly identified during the quality assurance review that was completed in 2013. To accomplish this, the NDC will implement a referral tracking system that will automatically notify appropriate representatives of other departments and agencies when their referrals in archival and presidential records are queued up and available for their review.
We also will continue to solicit input from the public as to those collections of un-reviewed historical records should be prioritized for inter-agency review and processing.
We are currently asking the public to submit their Open Government ideas for consideration. Ideas may be submitted as a reply to this blog post or to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also want to check out the kick off post on NARAtions, The Blog of the United States National Archives here: http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/?p=9226