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.!

PIDB Receives Letter Regarding the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection

On April 26, 2021 the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) received a letter (click below to open letter) signed by several researchers and members of the public interested in the declassification and public release of records previously ‘postponed’ in 2017 and 2018. President Donald J. Trump previously certified agency postponement requests in accordance with the … Continue reading PIDB Receives Letter Regarding the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection

Register Now! Jamie Gorelick and Philip Zelikow Set to Speak at the PIDB’s Virtual Public Meeting on May 18, from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Registration is now open for the Public Interest Declassification Board’s (PIDB) Virtual Public Meeting on Tuesday, May 18, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. To participate in the WebEx event, please register before Midnight, May 17, by completing the form at this link: https://ems8.intellor.com/?do=register&t=1&p=838480. After registering, you will receive an email containing a personalized link for access to … Continue reading Register Now! Jamie Gorelick and Philip Zelikow Set to Speak at the PIDB’s Virtual Public Meeting on May 18, from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

PIDB to Host Virtual Public Meeting on May 18, 2021

The Public Interest Declassification Board will host a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The meeting will include an update on their June 2020 Report to the President, A Vision for the Digital Age: Modernization of the U.S. National Security Classification and Declassification System; discussions of records related … Continue reading PIDB to Host Virtual Public Meeting on May 18, 2021

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on April 13, 2021

On Tuesday, April 13, 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 members Paul-Noel Chretien, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. Stephannie Oriabure, Director of the Archival Operations Division, Legislative Archives, Presidential … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on April 13, 2021

PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on March 18, 2021

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) met in executive session by video teleconference on Thursday, March 18, 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 session, archivists from the Center for Legislative Archives … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda from Executive Session Teleconference Held on March 18, 2021

The PIDB and Sunshine Week: Opportunities to Promote Secrecy Reform and Greater Transparency

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) normally celebrates Sunshine Week by hosting a public meeting. While the pandemic may have disrupted plans to host a public meeting at the National Archives, our members are using this time to advocate for increasing open and transparent government policies. Sunshine Week offers an opportunity for the new Presidential … Continue reading The PIDB and Sunshine Week: Opportunities to Promote Secrecy Reform and Greater Transparency