ODNI, NGA Officials Tout Modernization During the Current Pandemic

At an industry-sponsored webinar on Wednesday, August 12, officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) discussed how during the current COVID-19 pandemic their agencies: “innovate and deploy new technologies and methodologies to drive digital transformation for efficiency and cost savings.” La’Naia Jones, acting Chief Information … Continue reading ODNI, NGA Officials Tout Modernization During the Current Pandemic

What We Heard at the Virtual Public Meeting

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) held its first virtual meeting last month. The members used this occasion to publicly release their 2020 Report to the President, A Vision for the Digital Age: Modernization of the U.S. National Security Classification and Declassification System. They invited comments and discussion of their recommendations. During the meeting Steven … Continue reading What We Heard at the Virtual Public Meeting

PIDB Posts Transcript of Virtual Public Meeting, Responds to Public Questions

The agenda and transcript of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) Virtual Public Meeting held on June 5, 2020, is now available online here: PIDB Meetings – 2020.  The teleconference began an important discussion about the PIDB’s 2020 Report to the President, A Vision for the Digital Age: Modernization of the U.S. National Security Classification … Continue reading PIDB Posts Transcript of Virtual Public Meeting, Responds to Public Questions

House Speaker Appoints John Tierney to New Three-year PIDB Term

On July 1, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed John F. Tierney to a new three-year term on the Public Interest Declassification Board (Board). He previously was appointed by Minority Leader of the House of representatives, Nancy Pelosi on July 11, 2017, for a three-year term that was extended to June 29, 2021, in the … Continue reading House Speaker Appoints John Tierney to New Three-year PIDB Term

Board Members Invite PIDB Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through July 5, 2020

The Public Interest Declassification Board is grateful for everyone who participated on Friday, June 5, 2020, in the Virtual Public Meeting. Among other topics, the teleconference began important discussion about the Board’s 2020 Report to the President, A Vision for the Digital Age: Modernization of the U.S. National Security Classification and Declassification System. Although in-person … Continue reading Board Members Invite PIDB Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through July 5, 2020

The PIDB’s Virtual Public Meeting is tomorrow

It is not too late to register for this virtual meeting tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.! Register here by providing your name and email contact information. After registering, you will receive instructions on how to call in to the PIDB’s virtual public meeting. The Members of the PIDB will provide an overview of the … Continue reading The PIDB’s Virtual Public Meeting is tomorrow

A Summary of the Public Interest Declassification Board’s Recommendations to the President on how to Modernize the Classification and Declassification System

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) published its report to the President, A Vision for the Digital Age: Modernization of the U.S. National Security Classification and Declassification System yesterday. This report provides recommendations that can serve as a blueprint for modernizing the classification and declassification system. These recommendations focus on the imperative to adopt new … Continue reading A Summary of the Public Interest Declassification Board’s Recommendations to the President on how to Modernize the Classification and Declassification System

The Public Interest Declassification Board provides its Report to the President recommending the use of Automation, “Federated, Enterprise-level” Approach to Classification and Declassification

Today, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) submitted its report to the President, A Vision for the Digital Age: Modernization of the U.S. National Security Classification and Declassification System and published it on its website.  This report focuses on the critical need to bring classification and declassification into the digital age by deploying advanced technology … Continue reading The Public Interest Declassification Board provides its Report to the President recommending the use of Automation, “Federated, Enterprise-level” Approach to Classification and Declassification

The PIDB Invites You to a Virtual Public Meeting on June 5, 2020

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will hold a virtual public meeting on Friday, June 5, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participation in this audio conference requires registering your name and email contact information here by Midnight on Thursday, June 4, 2020. After registering, participants will receive instructions via email on how to … Continue reading The PIDB Invites You to a Virtual Public Meeting on June 5, 2020