PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 23, 2022

On June 23, 2022, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video teleconference. PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen led the virtual meeting, which was attended by PIDB Members Carter Burwell, Paul-Noel Chretien, Michael Lawrence, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The members discussed their progress toward completing the Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility Study, … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 23, 2022

PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 15, 2022

On June 15, 2022, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video teleconference. PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen led the virtual meeting, which was attended by PIDB Members Carter Burwell, Paul-Noel Chretien, Laura DeBonis, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Benjamin Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The members discussed their work and progress … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 15, 2022

Senators Moran and Wyden Urge the President to Change Executive Order on Classification and Declassification

A letter sent to President Biden in May 2022 by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) urged the President and the National Security Council to address “long-overdue reform demands” by revising Executive Order (E.O) 13526, Classified National Security Information. In addition to calling for modernization, the letter emphasizes the need for “meaningful investments” in … Continue reading Senators Moran and Wyden Urge the President to Change Executive Order on Classification and Declassification

PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 7, 2022

On June 7, 2022, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video teleconference. PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen led the virtual meeting, which was attended by PIDB Members Carter Burwell, Paul-Noel Chretien, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, and John Tierney. PIDB staffers John Powers and Sharmila Bhatia updated the PIDB members … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 7, 2022

PIDB Posts Agenda for In-Person Executive Session Held on April 20, 2022

On April 20, 2022, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session at the National Archives and Records Administration's Archives 1, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. The day-long session was led by PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen, and included briefings on the Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility Study required under the FY 2022 National … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for In-Person Executive Session Held on April 20, 2022

PIDB Responds to Questions Received at the Virtual Public Meeting on March 30, 2022

Today, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) posts responses to questions received by at the virtual public meeting on Thursday, March 30. To see the video of that meeting, please visit NARA’s YouTube Channel, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W4EFWTMx2w. Thank you for your questions and comments. The PIDB looks forward to continuing the public discussion of important issues … Continue reading PIDB Responds to Questions Received at the Virtual Public Meeting on March 30, 2022

PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Video Now Streaming on NARA’s YouTube Channel

The virtual public meeting held on March 30, 2022, by the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), remains available on the YouTube channel of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W4EFWTMx2w. The agenda for the meeting is available on the PIDB Meetings webpage: https://www.archives.gov/declassification/pidb/meetings/pidb2022. At the meeting, PIDB members discussed recommendations for modernizing E.O. 13526; … Continue reading PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Video Now Streaming on NARA’s YouTube Channel

Reminder: PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for March 30, 2022 – Register Now, Submit Questions

Registration is required and open to all for the virtual public meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, March 30, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m., by the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB). Please register before Midnight tonight, March 29, by completing the form at this link: https://ems8.intellor.com?do=register&t=1&p=843241. After registering, you will receive an email with a personalized … Continue reading Reminder: PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for March 30, 2022 – Register Now, Submit Questions

PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for March 30, 2022

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will host a virtual public meeting from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The meeting agenda will include discussion of recommendations for modernizing E.O. 13526; prioritizing declassification of historically significant records related to the 9/11 Attacks; advocacy for public access to Kennedy Assassination Records postponed from … Continue reading PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for March 30, 2022

PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on March 2, 2022

On March 2, 2022, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video conference. PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen led the virtual meeting, which was attended by PIDB Members Carter Burwell, Paul-Noel Chretien, Laura DeBonis, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The members planned for a virtual public … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on March 2, 2022