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Help Strengthen Open Government

The PIDB encourages you to participate in the planning of the Third Open Government National Action Plan (NAP 3.0).   The Second Open Government National Action Plan included recommendations the PIDB made in its 2012 Report to the President on Transforming the … Continue reading

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What We Heard and Learned at our June 25th Public Meeting

The June 25th meeting of the Public Interest Declassification Board was an opportunity for the PIDB members to meet with stakeholders who share a commitment to bringing about transformation to the security classification system. In particular, this meeting was an … Continue reading

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Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Alex Macgillivray, confirmed to give remarks at the PIDB’s Public Meeting

The PIDB is pleased to announce that Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Mr. Alex Macgillivray, will participate in the June 25th public meeting of the PIDB.  (Click here to RSVP to the public meeting.) The President appointed … Continue reading

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Save-the-Date: Public Meeting of the Public Interest Declassification Board

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 … Continue reading

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NSA Declassifies and Releases the Friedman Collection

We welcome guest blogger, Dr. Dave Sherman, Associate Director for Policy and Records at the National Security Agency, who describes below details about NSA’s recent accomplishment: the declassification review and release of records in the Friedman Collection. During the past … Continue reading

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NDC Outlines Prioritization Plan

On Friday, April 10, 2015, the National Declassification Center held a public forum, NDC Prioritization: What Secrets Do People Want to See? to discuss prioritization of its holdings as a way forward since the completion of the 351 million page … Continue reading

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PIDB Member William Leary to Participate in NDC Public Forum on Prioritization

We are pleased that PIDB member William (Bill) Leary will participate as a panelist at the National Declassification Center’s next public forum. The forum’s theme is NDC Prioritization: What Secrets Do People Want to See?  This is an excellent opportunity … Continue reading

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Prioritization and the National Declassification Center

In our 2014 supplemental report, Setting Priorities: An Essential Step in Transforming Declassification, the PIDB advocated for a coordinated, government-wide approach to declassifying information based on those records most sought after and of most historical significance to the public.  To … Continue reading

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Sunshine Week and Open Government Progress

We are pleased to announce the Presidential appointments of Ms. Laura A. DeBonis and Mr. Solomon B. Watson, IV as members to the PIDB on March 12, 2015.  It is fitting that the newest members of the PIDB are able … Continue reading

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The Public Interest Declassification Board commemorates James Madison’s birthday and Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week is an annual initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of citizen access to Government information.  This commemoration coincides with National Freedom of Information Day and James Madison’s birthday (March 16). We reaffirm the principle that an … Continue reading

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