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

PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for March 30, 2022

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will host a virtual public meeting from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The meeting agenda will include discussion of recommendations for modernizing E.O. 13526; prioritizing declassification of historically significant records related to the 9/11 Attacks; advocacy for public access to Kennedy Assassination Records postponed from … Continue reading PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for March 30, 2022

PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on March 2, 2022

On March 2, 2022, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video conference. 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, Ben Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The members planned for a virtual public … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on March 2, 2022

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

Senate Leaders Appoint Members to the PIDB

Senate Majority Leader Charles P. Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell each announced their intention to appoint members to the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) in the Congressional Record. Senator McConnell announced his intention to appoint Carter Burwell on January 13, 2022, and Senator Schumer announced his intention to appoint Alissa M. Starzak on … Continue reading Senate Leaders Appoint Members to the PIDB

PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on February 1, 2022

On February 1, 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 Paul-Noel Chretien, Laura DeBonis, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The members discussed their feasibility study of declassifying records … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on February 1, 2022

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on December 20, 2021

On December 20, 2021, 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 Paul-Noel Chretien, Laura DeBonis, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The PIDB members met with representatives from civil society … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on December 20, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden Appoints Laura A. DeBonis to the PIDB

On November 30, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden appointed Laura A. DeBonis to a three-year term as a member of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB). The PIDB members and staff welcome back Ms. DeBonis and look forward to working with her in continuing efforts to modernize the classification and declassification system to meet 21st Century … Continue reading President Joseph R. Biden Appoints Laura A. DeBonis to the PIDB

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on December 8, 2021

On December 8, 2021, 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 Paul-Noel Chretien, Trey Gowdy, John Tierney, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell and Alissa Starzak. At the meeting, the PIDB members discussed work options for 2022, … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on December 8, 2021