PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on July 16, 2022

On July 26, 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 Alissa Starzak, Carter Burwell, Paul-Noel Chretien, Laura DeBonis, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, and John Tierney. The members discussed finalizing the Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on July 16, 2022

PIDB Delays Virtual Public Meeting Previously Set for Next Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will not host a virtual public meeting next Tuesday, July 26, as previously scheduled. That meeting is delayed—the new date and information to register to attend the next PIDB Virtual Public Meeting will be posted here on the blog Transforming Classification, as soon as the event is rescheduled.

PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for Next Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will host a virtual public meeting from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. next Tuesday, July 26, 2022. PIDB members and staff will discuss the pre-publication results of their Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility Study, which the PIDB is required to provide Congress under the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. The … Continue reading PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for Next Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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 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