President Donald Trump Appoints Michael G. Lawrence and Benjamin A. Powell to the PIDB

On October 9, 2020, President Donald Trump appointed Michael G. Lawrence and Benjamin A. Powell to three-year terms as members of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB). The PIDB members and staff welcome Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Powell, and look forward to working with them in continuing efforts to modernize the classification and declassification system to meet 21st Century national security needs, improve Government transparency, and operate effectively and efficiently with large volumes of digital data. For biographies of Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Powell, click on the PIDB Members webpage.

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