Declassification Priorities

Declassification Priorities

I’ve started a new website blog for the Committee for an Open Archives (COA), a non-profit org that I co-founded with John Judge and one of the three founding organizations of COPA – the Coalition On Political Assassinations.

The NARA is holding a public meeting today to formulate priorities for the new Declassification Center that has been established to facilitate the declassification of records and initiating the President’s Open Government Initiatives. If you are interested in helping to free the files or keep up with the declassification of secret records, especially the records on the assassination of President Kennedy, then become a member of the COA by signing on to this site and we’ll channel your work to the right people in DC and keep you posted on the latst legal aspects of the fight to release the records.

http://openarchivescommittee.webs.com/declassificationboard.htm

 National Archives to Host June 23rd Public Forum on Prioritization Plan for the National Declassification Center

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-archives-to-host-june-23rd-public-forum-on-prioritization-plan-for-the-national-declassification-center-95318979.html

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Wednesday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m., the National Archives will hold an open public forum to discuss the draft prioritization plan for the National Declassification Center (NDC) at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Archivist of the United States David S Ferriero will serve as moderator.  

This forum is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Attendees should register by June 18, 2010, by calling 301-837-0587. Leave your name, e-mail address, and phone number or email ndc@nara.gov .

The plan will serve as a roadmap for the NDC to declassify and process for release federal records and presidential materials.  The meeting will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building, 700 Constitution Avenue, NW, DC.  Attendees should use the Special Events Entrance at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue.  

A copy of the plan may be found here:

 http://www.archives.gov/declassification/prioritization-plan.html

The National Declassification Center, located at the National Archives College Park, MD, facility, was established in accordance with Executive Order 13526, by Archivist David S. Ferriero on December 30, 2009. Its mission is to align people, processes, and technologies to advance the declassification and public release of historically valuable permanent records while maintaining national security.  The initial focus will be to clear the backlog of referrals in reviewed documents both in Federal records and in Presidential materials. The National Declassification Center’s website is: http://www.archives.gov/declassification/

Advance comments about the Plan are welcome. Comments may be posted on the NDC blog: http://blogs.archives.gov/ndc or emailed to ndc@nara.gov .  The comments will be summarized at the June 23 meeting.

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National Archives to host June 23rd Public Forum on Prioritization Plan for the National Declassification Center

Washington, DC…On Wednesday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m., the National Archives will hold an open public forum to discuss the draft prioritization plan for the National Declassification Center (NDC) at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will serve as moderator.

This forum is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Attendees should register by June 18, 2010, by calling 301-837-0587. Leave your name, e-mail address, and phone number or e-mail ndc@nara.gov.
 The plan will serve as a roadmap for the NDC to declassify and process for release Federal records and presidential materials. The meeting will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building, 700 Constitution Avenue, NW, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events Entrance at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue
 [http://www.archives.gov/declassification/prioritization-plan.html]
The National Declassification Center, located at the National Archives College Park, MD, facility, was established in accordance with Executive Order 13526, by Archivist David S. Ferriero on December 30, 2009. Its mission is to align people, processes, and technologies to advance the declassification and public release of historically valuable permanent records while maintaining national security. The initial focus will be to clear the backlog of referrals in reviewed documents both in Federal records and in Presidential materials. The National Declassification Center’s web site is http://www.archives.gov/declassification/.http://blogs.archives.gov/ndc or sent by e-mail to ndc@nara.gov.For press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

The comments will be summarized at the June 23 meeting.

Advance comments about the Plan are welcome. Comments may be posted on the NDC blog
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