On Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 4:00-5:30 p.m., the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will conduct its first public meeting of 2023 at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas (the LBJ Library). At the meeting, PIDB members will discuss the critical need for modernization of the federal system for classification and declassification. The meeting agenda will focus on challenges that electronic government records pose for declassification and government transparency, a review of the PIDB’s initiatives over the past year and plans for the year ahead.
Tickets are available to attend the PIDB’s Public Meeting either in person, or virtually through a live streaming link that will be distributed to ticket holders prior to the event. To attend, reserve your ticket now on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pidb-in-person-and-virtual-public-meeting-tickets-511283973127.
Following the PIDB Public Meeting on January 26, the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines will deliver a keynote address opening a conference on “America’s Secrets: Classified Information and Our Democracy.” Co-sponsored by the PIDB, the LBJ Presidential Library, the Strauss Center, the Clements Center, the Intelligence Studies Project, and the Texas LBJ School, of the University of Texas, Austin, the conference will continue on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Stay tuned here on Transforming Classification for information on the conference agenda and how to reserve your tickets for that hybrid event.