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

PIDB Posts Agendas from Meetings at NGA and ODNI

On November 3, 2021, PIDB members attended classified briefings presented by officials at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), and on November 4, 2021, at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen led the meetings, which were attended at the NGA by PIDB Vice Chair Alissa Starzak, Paul-Noel Chretien, … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agendas from Meetings at NGA and ODNI

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on October 26, 2021

On October 26, 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 Alissa Starzak, Paul-Noel Chretien, Ben Powell, and John Tierney. At the meeting, the PIDB members received an update on NARA’s reopening status, planned for … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on October 26, 2021

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on September 23, 2021

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video teleconference on Tuesday, September 23, 2021. PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen led the virtual meeting, which was attended by members Paul Noel Chretien, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. At the meeting, the PIDB members received a briefing on … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on September 23, 2021

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on August 25

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video teleconference on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen led the virtual meeting, which was attended by members Paul Noel Chretien, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The PIDB members discussed the status and procedures for handling … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on August 25

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on July 28

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video teleconference on Thursday, June 24, 2021. PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen led the virtual meeting, which was attended by members Paul Noel Chretien, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The PIDB members drafted procedures for handling requests submitted by … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on July 28

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 24, 2021

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video teleconference on Thursday, June 24, 2021. PIDB Chair Ezra Cohen led the virtual meeting, which was attended by members Paul Noel Chretien, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. Topics discussed by the PIDB members in session included recommendations … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 24, 2021

PIDB Responses to Questions Received at the Virtual Public Meeting on May 18, 2021

Today we begin posting responses to questions received by the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) regarding the virtual public meeting that streamed live on NARA’s YouTube Channel last Tuesday, May 18. The first set posted below contains questions received during and prior to the meeting, which the PIDB members and guest speakers Phil Zelikow and … Continue reading PIDB Responses to Questions Received at the Virtual Public Meeting on May 18, 2021