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Eight Steps to Reduce Overclassification and Rescue Declassification by Elizabeth Goitein, The Brennan Center for Justice

A White Paper Submission to the PIDB: In a political climate where consensus is rare, there is remarkably little dispute about the need for classification reform. Officials from Democratic and Republican administrations agree that far too much information is unnecessarily … Continue reading

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Modernizing the National Security Classification and Declassification Systems Through the Next Administration’s Executive Order, by Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists

A White Paper Submission to the PIDB: Thank you to Chairman Morrison and to the Board for getting this conversation started. Assuming that the next Administration will in fact prepare a new executive order on classification policy, I would like … Continue reading

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Mark A. Bradley Appointed Director of the Information Security Oversight Office

We are pleased to forward the news that Mark A. Bradley was named as the new Director of ISOO, and therefore is the new Executive Secretary of the PIDB.  His new role will become effective December 25, 2016. Mr. Bradley … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: PUBLIC MEETING OF THE PIDB

Join us and REGISTER for the next public meeting of the PIDB! When: Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Doors Open: 8:45 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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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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