Updated Lists of Records Eligible for Indexing on Demand (IOD)

In August 2015 we announced a new program called “Indexing on Demand” which allows researchers to request records that have completed quality assurance review and are available for indexing and final withhold processing.  Below are updated lists that include series eligible for request. The lists are divided into two groups: military records and civilian records. Each … Continue reading Updated Lists of Records Eligible for Indexing on Demand (IOD)

New Formerly Restricted Data Declassification Determination

  Effective immediately, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy jointly approved the recommendation of the DoD/DOE FRD Declassification Working Group (DWG) : "The fact that any specified retired weapon was at a former (now closed) nuclear weapon storage location or former (now closed) operational location (e.g. Nike site, bomber bases, etc.) within the … Continue reading New Formerly Restricted Data Declassification Determination

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

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 Option for Prioritization

Today's post comes from NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger and discusses a new option to help the NDC prioritize final processing of records. In the recently posted NDC Status Report on the NDC Declassification Website I noted that in completing quality assurance for the 352 million pages of backlog records (a good thing), we still faced … Continue reading A New Option for Prioritization

The NDC and Open Government

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 … Continue reading The NDC and Open Government

The NDC Celebrates Success

The Adrienne C. Thomas Auditorium at the National Archives in College Park was packed on the morning of February 28, 2014 as over two hundred people, representing agencies from throughout the Federal Government, came together to celebrate the completion of quality assurance review of over 351 million pages of historically valuable classified records accessioned by … Continue reading The NDC Celebrates Success

Berlin Symposium: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall Webpage is LIVE

The informational webpage for our upcoming Berlin Wall symposium is now up at http://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/cold-war/berlin-wall-1962-1987/ The full content of the booklet and DVD created for this project are accessible in their entirety, along with a finding aid to help reserachers with any records inquiries. Any questions or concerns can be directed to ndc@nara.gov

Berlin Symposium: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall: RESCHEDULED

The National Declassification Center has rescheduled the free, one-day symposium for Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. It will start at 9am and run until noon in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building in downtown Washington DC. All of the previously announced speakers are confirmed to attend.  The accompanying publication will be available free to all attendees of the symposium. … Continue reading Berlin Symposium: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall: RESCHEDULED