Category Archives: NDC Communication

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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NARA's 2014 – 2016 Open Government Plan Now Available

Many thanks to all who provided comment on our draft plan.  I am happy to report that the plan is now available here: http://www.archives.gov/open/open-government-plan-3.0.pdf or as a Word document http://www.archives.gov/open/open-government-plan-3.0.docx Please continue to provide us with comments as we work … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

Due to the ongoing government shutdown, the Berlin Symposium scheduled for October 16 at the National Archives Building has been postponed.  Once the government reopens, we will post a new date for the symposium here.

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