New Entries Released by the National Declassification Center

The NDC has released a listing of 149 entries that have completed declassification processing between June 29, and December 31, 2015 and are now available for researcher request. This release consists of records from both military and civilian agencies.Highlights include:Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval Intelligence Reports,Department of State, Human Rights Country and Subject … Continue reading New Entries Released by the National Declassification Center

New Releases from the National Declassification Center

The NDC has released a listing of 102 entries that have completed declassification processing between February 9, and June 26, 2015 and are now available for researcher request. This release consists of records from both military and civilian agencies. Highlights include: Department of the Navy, Naval History and Heritage Command, War Diaries, 1946 - 1953, Department … Continue reading New Releases from the National Declassification Center

Contribute your ideas to the US National Action Plan on Open Government

The United States plans to publish the third Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) later this year as part of our commitment to the Open Government Partnership. The NAP will include new and expanded open government commitments that will be fulfilled in the next two years. In the first and second US NAPs, previous commitments … Continue reading Contribute your ideas to the US National Action Plan on Open Government

Public Interest Declassification Board to Host a Public Meeting on June 25

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will host a public meeting to discuss the recommendations included in its Report to the President on Transforming the Security Classification System, and its recommendation to employ existing technologies and develop and pilot new methods to modernize classification and declassification. The meeting will include a discussion of the technology study … Continue reading Public Interest Declassification Board to Host a Public Meeting on June 25

Recap from the National Declassification Center's Public Forum

Today's post comes from NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger and provides a summary of the NDC forum held on April 10, 2015. Last Friday, April 10, Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, kicked off another successful NDC Public Forum, NDC Prioritization: What Secrets Do People Want to See? NDC had selected the subject of “prioritization” as it could relate … Continue reading Recap from the National Declassification Center's Public Forum

National Declassification Center Hosts Public Forum April 10

Washington, DC…The National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC) will host its next public forum on Friday, April 10, from 10 AM to noon, 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 … Continue reading National Declassification Center Hosts Public Forum April 10

A New Opportunity to Request Priority Processing

Today’s "Sunshine Week" post comes from NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger and is an update on prioritized NDC projects and final processing. In my previous blog posts I offered a new option for prioritizing records that lack final processing: the opportunity for interested researchers to choose which series from a selected list should go the head … Continue reading A New Opportunity to Request Priority Processing

“Undesirable” Groups and Federal Employees

Today's post comes from National Declassification Center Archives Specialist Stephanie Coon. In today’s digital world, we receive emails that make us wonder how we ended up on a mailing list for such a group or product. The same goes for snail mail, when advertisements for candy companies or random catalogs appear in your mailbox. In … Continue reading “Undesirable” Groups and Federal Employees

NDC New Releases

The NDC has released a listing of  62 entries that have completed declassification processing between December 1, 2014 and February 6, 2015 and are now available for researcher request. This release consists of records from both military and civilian agencies. Highlights include: Department of the Treasury, Briefing Books Prepared for Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal, Department of … Continue reading NDC New Releases