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PIDB Public Meeting Recording Now Available

The PIDB hosted a public meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the National Archives.  The meeting was an opportunity to engage publicly with White House leadership on progress in developing a technology investment strategy for the management of classified … Continue reading

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PUBLIC MEETING TODAY: New PIDB White Paper, “The Importance of Technology in Classification and Declassification”

A public meeting of the PIDB will be held today, June 23, 2016 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the National Archives Building.  The members will discuss the white paper below: “The Importance of Technology in Classification and Declassification” A … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Presidential Appointees

Yesterday evening, the President announced his intention to appoint Trevor W. Morrison and James E. Baker to each serve three-year terms as members of the PIDB.  The President also named Mr. Morrison as the new Chairperson.  You can find a … Continue reading

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REMINDER: PIDB Public Meeting TOMORROW

The PIDB will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the National Archives Building from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. There are still spaces available.  You may register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-interest-declassification-board-meeting-tickets-25546280613 More information about the meeting can … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: PIDB Public Meeting on June 23, 2016

Join us and REGISTER for the next public meeting of the PIDB! When: Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Doors Open: 9:15 a.m. Where: The Archivist’s Reception Room, Room 105, National Archives and Records Administration Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, … Continue reading

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Declassification Technology Update from the Center for Content Understanding (CCU)

Yesterday, PIDB member Sanford Ungar attended a briefing by Dr. Cheryl Martin entitled, Decision Support Technology for Records Declassification Review and Release. Dr. Martin’s briefing was jointly sponsored by the ODNI and CIA as part of the research supporting the Congressionally-Directed … Continue reading

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The DPLAfest: Making Access Happen

On Friday, the PIDB participated in the Digital Public Libraries of America (DPLA) Festival.  As a non-profit organization, DPLA brings together America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them available to all users.  The festival is an annual series of … Continue reading

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It’s Always Sunny in Washington

The PIDB continues to hold to the principle of an Open Government recognizing that an informed citizenry strengthens our democracy. We realize that more work needs to be done on the important commitments articulated in the Third National Action Plan … Continue reading

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PIDB Congratulates John W. Ficklin for his Years of Public Service

The Members of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) congratulate Mr. John W. Ficklin on his January 2016 retirement from government service, completing his forty-three year tenure at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director … Continue reading

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Sheryl Shenberger, Director of the NDC, Named Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award Recipient

The PIDB congratulates Ms. Sheryl Shenberger on being selected as a FY 2015 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award recipient. We understand the Presidential Rank Award Program honors high-performing career senior executives for “sustained extraordinary accomplishment.” The news of Ms. Shenberger … Continue reading

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