PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on February 24, 2022

On February 24, 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, Ben Powell, and John Tierney. The PIDB welcomed the newest member, Carter Burwell, whose appointment to the PIDB by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell began on February 15. The PIDB staff also highlighted Alissa Starzak, whose reappointment to the PIDB by Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer also began on February 15. The members planned for future meetings; received a briefing on Executive Order 12526, “Classified National Security Information,” as it prepares to discuss possible proposals and recommendations to modernize E.O. 13526, as requested by the National Security Council. The members also discussed their progress in responding to a request from Sen. Chris Murphy.  The members also received a briefing by the PIDB staff and discussed next steps in gathering information for the feasibility study for declassifying records relating to nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands and related activities, as required under the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. The agenda for the February 24, 2022, PIDB Executive Session is now available on the PIDB’s website:

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