Thank You for Participating!

The Public Interest Declassification Board (the Board) thanks you, the public, for joining our virtual meeting yesterday, Wednesday, October 7, 2020. This was the second virtual public meeting of the Board, and the first meeting held by WebEx video conference. Over 130 people registered to see and listen to remarks by the Archivist of the … Continue reading Thank You for Participating!

REMINDER: PIDB Public Meeting TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 7, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Senator Ron Wyden and the Archivist of the United States to Speak at Online Public Meeting on Declassification Reform Register now to attend the Public Interest Declassification Board’s Virtual Public Meeting this Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. To participate in this WebEx event, please register by 11:59 p.m., October 6, by completing the form at this link: https://ems8.intellor.com?do=register&t=1&p=833206. After registering, you … Continue reading REMINDER: PIDB Public Meeting TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 7, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Registration Now Open for PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Featuring Senator Ron Wyden and Senator Jerry Moran (invited) on October 7, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Registration is now open for the Public Interest Declassification Board’s Virtual Public Meeting set for October 7, 2020, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. To participate in this WebEx event, please register before Midnight, October 6, by completing the form at this link: https://ems8.intellor.com?do=register&t=1&p=833206. After registering, you will receive an email containing a personalized link that will provide … Continue reading Registration Now Open for PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Featuring Senator Ron Wyden and Senator Jerry Moran (invited) on October 7, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session. The agenda for that session is available on the PIDB website. The meeting began with PIDB Executive Secretary Mark Bradley administering the oath of office to Harold (“Trey”) Gowdy III, who was appointed to the PIDB by House Minority Leader … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference

PIDB Sets Next Virtual Public Meeting for October 7, 2020

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) has scheduled its next virtual public meeting for Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  At the meeting, PIDB members will discuss their priorities for improving classification and declassification in the next 18 months. They will also introduce former Congressman Trey Gowdy, who was appointed on August … Continue reading PIDB Sets Next Virtual Public Meeting for October 7, 2020

ODNI, NGA Officials Tout Modernization During the Current Pandemic

At an industry-sponsored webinar on Wednesday, August 12, officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) discussed how during the current COVID-19 pandemic their agencies: “innovate and deploy new technologies and methodologies to drive digital transformation for efficiency and cost savings.” La’Naia Jones, acting Chief Information … Continue reading ODNI, NGA Officials Tout Modernization During the Current Pandemic

The PIDB’s Virtual Public Meeting is tomorrow

It is not too late to register for this virtual meeting tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.! Register here by providing your name and email contact information. After registering, you will receive instructions on how to call in to the PIDB’s virtual public meeting. The Members of the PIDB will provide an overview of the … Continue reading The PIDB’s Virtual Public Meeting is tomorrow

The PIDB Invites You to a Virtual Public Meeting on June 5, 2020

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will hold a virtual public meeting on Friday, June 5, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participation in this audio conference requires registering your name and email contact information here by Midnight on Thursday, June 4, 2020. After registering, participants will receive instructions via email on how to … Continue reading The PIDB Invites You to a Virtual Public Meeting on June 5, 2020

Forward Progress: Congress Requires DOD to Develop Machine Readable DD-214 Military Service Records by December 31, 2023

By requiring the Secretary of Defense to implement machine readable and electronically transferable DD-214s (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) by December 31, 2023, the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) supports digital transformation as recommended by the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB). The PIDB continues to recommend digital transformation … Continue reading Forward Progress: Congress Requires DOD to Develop Machine Readable DD-214 Military Service Records by December 31, 2023

FY2020 NDAA Requires Pentagon Report on Declassification Backlog

The Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires the Secretary of Defense to submit an unclassified “report on reducing the backlog in legally required historical declassification obligations of the Department of Defense” to the Armed Services Committees of the House and the Senate (P.L. 116-92, Sec. 1759). The report is due to these … Continue reading FY2020 NDAA Requires Pentagon Report on Declassification Backlog