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

House Judiciary Committee Calls for the Declassification of 9/11 Records

Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared before the House Judiciary Committee at the "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" public hearing.  The full Judiciary Committee hearing can be found at:  https://judiciary.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=4581  During this hearing, Judiciary Committee members requested that Director Wray focus resources toward the declassification of 9/11 records. Congressman Ted Deutch, asked Director Wray to commit to a full and … Continue reading House Judiciary Committee Calls for the Declassification of 9/11 Records

PIDB Members Thank You for your Comments and Questions to the Virtual Public Meeting of May 18

Members of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) are grateful for the audience of over 4,000 viewers who attended the live virtual public meeting on May 18. The video of the event will remain publicly available in its entirety on the NARA YouTube Channel, where it has already reached over 48,000 viewers. The PIDB received … Continue reading PIDB Members Thank You for your Comments and Questions to the Virtual Public Meeting of May 18

PIDB responds to Questions about the JFK Assassination Records

The virtual public meeting hosted on May 18 by the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) received the following questions regarding delays in public access to certain records that are part of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). We have listed those questions and comments below, … Continue reading PIDB responds to Questions about the JFK Assassination Records

A Call for Transparency of the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Number

The United States government has long held the practice of publicly providing an annual count of the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. nuclear stockpile or the number of weapons that had been dismantled.  While there were occasional “pauses” in this practice, it continued through the Obama administration and as recent as 2017. However, … Continue reading A Call for Transparency of the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Number

The PIDB Responds to More Questions Received at the Virtual Public Meeting of May 18, 2021

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) offers the following responses to questions received from the public, which it did not have time to answer during the Virtual Public Meeting last week, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021: 1.) Question: Can you please tell me how I can get records to the May 18 meeting on 9/11? … Continue reading The PIDB Responds to More Questions Received at the Virtual Public Meeting of May 18, 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

Thank You for Taking Part in Our Public Meeting!

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) would like to thank you, the public, for joining our virtual meeting yesterday, Tuesday May 18, 2021. This was our third virtual public meeting, and the first public meeting of 2021. On NARA’s YouTube Channel nearly 3800 people initially viewed the live-stream event, and over 1000 people pre-registered to … Continue reading Thank You for Taking Part in Our Public Meeting!

Come to the PIDB Virtual Public Meeting tomorrow, 1:00-2:30 p.m.!

It is not too late for you to register to attend the Public Interest Declassification Board (PDIB)’s first public meeting of the year, which convenes virtually tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Please register by clicking here before registration closes at Midnight tonight (May 17) After registering you will receive an email containing a … Continue reading Come to the PIDB Virtual Public Meeting tomorrow, 1:00-2:30 p.m.!