PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for Friday, August 19, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will host a virtual public meeting on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. PIDB members and staff will discuss the results of their Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility Study, which will be published prior to the public meeting and presented to Congress, and the Secretaries of the … Continue reading PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for Friday, August 19, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.

ISOO Publishes its FY 2021 Annual Report to the President

On Friday, July 29, the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) published its FY 2021 Annual Report to the President. Each year, ISOO reports to the President on the implementation of the Classified National Security Information (CNSI) system, following requirements in Executive Order (E.O.) 13526. Unfortunately, this E.O is now over 12 years old and contains … Continue reading ISOO Publishes its FY 2021 Annual Report to the President

PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on July 16, 2022

On July 26, 2022, 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 Alissa Starzak, Carter Burwell, Paul-Noel Chretien, Laura DeBonis, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, and John Tierney. The members discussed finalizing the Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on July 16, 2022

PIDB Delays Virtual Public Meeting Previously Set for Next Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will not host a virtual public meeting next Tuesday, July 26, as previously scheduled. That meeting is delayed—the new date and information to register to attend the next PIDB Virtual Public Meeting will be posted here on the blog Transforming Classification, as soon as the event is rescheduled.

PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for Next Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will host a virtual public meeting from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. next Tuesday, July 26, 2022. PIDB members and staff will discuss the pre-publication results of their Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility Study, which the PIDB is required to provide Congress under the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. The … Continue reading PIDB Virtual Public Meeting Set for Next Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Public Interest Declassification Board Seeks Fall Graduate Student Intern—Apply by Friday, August 12, 2022

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) is seeking a fall graduate student intern to support the PIDB and staff in promoting improvements in the classification and declassification of national security information across the federal government. The Intern will assist in supporting the PIDB’s public meetings and executive sessions; advancing public communications, including blog content on … Continue reading Public Interest Declassification Board Seeks Fall Graduate Student Intern—Apply by Friday, August 12, 2022

PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 23, 2022

On June 23, 2022, 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 PIDB Members Carter Burwell, Paul-Noel Chretien, Michael Lawrence, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The members discussed their progress toward completing the Marshall Islands Declassification Feasibility Study, … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 23, 2022

PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 15, 2022

On June 15, 2022, 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 PIDB Members Carter Burwell, Paul-Noel Chretien, Laura DeBonis, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Benjamin Powell, Alissa Starzak, and John Tierney. The members discussed their work and progress … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 15, 2022

Senators Moran and Wyden Urge the President to Change Executive Order on Classification and Declassification

A letter sent to President Biden in May 2022 by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) urged the President and the National Security Council to address “long-overdue reform demands” by revising Executive Order (E.O) 13526, Classified National Security Information. In addition to calling for modernization, the letter emphasizes the need for “meaningful investments” in … Continue reading Senators Moran and Wyden Urge the President to Change Executive Order on Classification and Declassification

PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 7, 2022

On June 7, 2022, 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 PIDB Members Carter Burwell, Paul-Noel Chretien, Trey Gowdy, Michael Lawrence, Ben Powell, and John Tierney. PIDB staffers John Powers and Sharmila Bhatia updated the PIDB members … Continue reading PIDB Posts Agenda for Executive Session Teleconference Held on June 7, 2022