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
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
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
Today's Blog Post is from Senior NDC Archivist (Special Assistant, NDC Evaluation and Special Projects Division) Patrice Brown. The beginning of the Panama Canal is well known. The routes considered, the French construction efforts, the United States entrance as the canal builder, and the characters involved. However, the transitional period between the Panamanian demands for … Continue reading 100 Years of the Panama Canal: The Age of Transition, 1964-73
Today's find comes from Dr. Amanda Weimer, an Archives Specialist in the NDC. The National Declassification Center recently responded to a Freedom of Information Act request for documents created and collected by the Department of the Air Force on the topic of “flying discs,” popularly known as “unidentified flying objects” (UFOs). The Air Force studied sightings … Continue reading What on Earth Is It?
NDC staffer Jamie White provided this post about his latest find: I recently reviewed a Department of Justice project (Class 130/145 Secret Enclosures, NND 66350) which covered a portion of the civil rights movement from 1968 and part of 1969. The collection covers the Poor Peoples campaign containing movements, surveillance, informant statements and bios on … Continue reading James Meredith and his March Against Fear
Today's post comes to us from NDC blogger Neil Carmichael. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 9 AM to noon, the National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC), in partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Historical Review Program, hosts a symposium: "A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall." Archivist of the … Continue reading A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall
This is just a brief reminder to everyone that the NDC will be hosting its second symposium on Berlin: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the William G. McGowan Theater located at the National Archives Building, Constitution Street Special Event Entrance. The symposium … Continue reading Berlin Symposium Reminder
Due to the Federal Government shutdown, the National Archives (www.archives.gov) is closed. We are unable to post or participate in any of our social media channels during this closure. All National Archives facilities are closed, with the exception of the Federal Records Centers and the Federal Register until the Federal government reopens.
The NDC has released a listing of 445 entries that have completed declassification processing between June 1 and July 26, 2013 and are now available for researcher request. This release records from both military and civilian agencies. Highlights include: Department of State, Office of Refugee and Migration Affairs, Subject and Country Files Army Surgeon General, Central Decimal … Continue reading NDC Releases 445 New Entries Processed Between June 1 and July 26, 2013