Today's post is provided by NDC staff member David Fort. I had the privilege of speaking to a crowd of about 35 people February 6, 2019 at Gettysburg College. The talk involved a number of topics from how the declassification process works at the National Archives, from the records being accessioned, to them being reviewed … Continue reading Classified Records: National Security, Declassification, and the Freedom of Information Act
The National Declassification Center is open once again. We look forward to researching and writing more posts about the records we find and declassify, as well as answering your questions about our posts.
Due to the lack of appropriated funds for NARA operations, the NDC Blog will not be active for the foreseeable future. Any comments on published articles made as of today will be reviewed and posted upon NARA's re-opening for operations with appropriated funds.
The NDC has released a listing of 86 entries that have completed declassification processing between March 3, 2018 and May 31, 2018, and are now available for researcher request. This release consists of records from both military and civilian agencies. Highlights include: Department of State, Records Relating to Atomic Energy Matters and Outer Space Activities, Department … Continue reading New Entries Released by the National Declassification Center
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. We provided pdf files that listed the acronym or name and number of the original record group; NARA HMS identification numbers; the record … Continue reading NDC Indexing Update
The NDC has released a listing of 228 entries that have completed declassification processing between January 2 and August 31, 2016 and are now available for researcher request. This release consists of records from both military and civilian agencies. Highlights include: Department of State, Program and Subject Files for North Vietnam, Foreign Service Posts of the … Continue reading New Releases from the National Declassification Center
The latest NDC special project "Treasures from World War II US Navy Command Files," is now available on NARA's website. All of the records, approximately 192,500 pages, were released in full. The records deal with Navy intelligence, combat operations, operational planning, mine warfare and submarine warfare during WWII, as well as the investigation into the … Continue reading New Special Project Released by the NDC
This week, we are kicking off the development of our next Open Government Plan for 2016-2018. We need your ideas, suggestions, and feedback to make it happen! Submit your ideas by April 15, 2016: on History Hub in the Open Government Space in comments on this blog post (below) or email firstname.lastname@example.org How do you think we should … Continue reading Share Your Ideas for NARA’s Next Open Government Plan
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
Today’s post comes from NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger and is an update on prioritized NDC projects and final processing. In my March blog post, I offered you a listing of projects that have been completed for quality assurance review and are available for indexing and final withhold processing. As The Department of Energy has completed … Continue reading NDC Indexing Update