Berlin Crisis Video on C-Span

Today's post comes to us from NDC blogger Neil Carmichael. On October 27, 2011, the National Declassification Center held a one-day conference on the Berlin Crisis of 1961.  The conference focused on events leading up to and following the Vienna summit between Khrushchev and Kennedy, the height of tension during August with the construction of the wall … Continue reading Berlin Crisis Video on C-Span

NDC Open Forum

The National Declassification Center (NDC) will be hosting its second Open Public Forum on Tuesday August 23 at 10:00 in the McGowan Theater at Archives I in Washington DC.  Please enter via the special events entrance on Constitution Avenue.  NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger and Presidential Materials Staff Director Nancy Smith will provide an update on … Continue reading NDC Open Forum

NARA Proposed Declassification Regulation

Date: July 8, 2011 In today’s Federal Register, NARA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Declassification of National Security Information. This proposed rule would update NARA's regulations related to declassification of classified national security information in records transferred to NARA's legal custody.  The rule incorporates changes resulting from issuance of Executive Order 13526, Classified National … Continue reading NARA Proposed Declassification Regulation

NDC Director's Comments at the July 22,2010 PIDB

Below are comments made by NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger at the July 22, 2010 meeting of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB).  She discusses her previous work as it relates to the NDC and reflects on public input into the NDC process. My background as it relates to NDC work My declassification-specific work gives me the expertise … Continue reading NDC Director's Comments at the July 22,2010 PIDB