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Declassifying 400 million classified documents. That is the task at hand for the newly created National Declassification Center at the National Archives. An archivist whose job just became part of the National Declassification uses recently declassified documents from the early days of the Cold War confrontation over West and East Berlin in a lecture on the challenges of making public that which has been secret for so many years. A Federal News Radio exclusive.
The White House gets out ahead of the declassification process.
Late last month, President Obama signed an Executive Order making significant changes in the way that classified documents are handled. In addition to extending classification for documents dating back to the Vietnam War era, the order also calls for important new guidelines for how to share the information contained in classified documents. Recently, two of the authors of that Executive Order talked about their work before a transparency conference at the American University.
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