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Open Forum Question #2

Continuing to answer questions posed at the August 29, 2012 Open Forum. How many agencies now have file series exemptions and approximately how many pages are covered by each? For this question, I consulted with my colleagues at the Information … Continue reading

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Open Forum Questions

Last week’s open forum was well attended with a lively discussion.  Once again, we had some questions that did not get answered.  Over the next few days, I will be posting and answering these questions. The first question is:  Do … Continue reading

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Details on the Upcoming Public Open Forum

Washington, DC…The National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC) will host its third public forum on Wednesday, August 29, at 10 a.m. in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.  This event is free and … Continue reading

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NARA Releases Open Government Plan for 2012-2014

Recently, the agency updated its Open Government Plan for 2012-2014.  Over the next two years, work around the agency will continue to improve transparency, participation, and collaboration.  NARA will strengthen its culture of open government by focusing on common values … Continue reading

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NDC Update

On Friday, 9 March, I was joined by Director/ISOO John Fitzpatrick and Agency Services Executive Jay Bosanko in a meeting with representatives from OMB and several public interest groups. Although we all discussed several items of interest related to reducing … Continue reading

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Open Forum Question Five

Although ISOO does a yeoman’s job of administering MDR appeals, the delay in some cases runs years, and the time elapsed from the original MDR request can amount to more than a decade.  How can this ISCAP appeal process be … Continue reading

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Fourth Open Forum Question and Answer

This time, an answer from our colleagues at the Department of Energy (DOE). Would it be possible to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of RD/FRD with a less burdensome review process than that currently required by the Kyl-Lott Amendment?  DOE RESPONSE:  … Continue reading

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Unanswered Questions from the Forum

There were several questions that were submitted for the public forum, but not answered as we ran out of time.  Over the next several days, I will post questions and provide answers from forum participants.  As always, follow-on comments are … Continue reading

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National Declassification Center November 2011 Conference

Today’s post comes to us from NDC blogger Neil Carmichael. The National Declassification Center will be holding a declassification conference from November 7 – 10, 2011, at the National Archives II at College Park.  The theme of the conference is … Continue reading

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NDC Declassification Process – Quality Assurance

Quality control review is one of the most important parts of the NDC process. In the early days of Executive Order 12958, agencies began to expand review programs to ensure that sensitive information was not released when the automatic declassification … Continue reading

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