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NARA claims progress against backlog of classified papers

Ninety percent of backlogged papers have been assessed and sent to agencies for review, but unexpected problems may cause government to miss 2013 deadline to clear the backlog.

Tags: NARA , CIA , Energy , classification , David Mengel , Sheryl Shenberger , Robert Warrington , Kenneth Stein , Jared Serbu , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 05:20am EDT
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DoD releases updated declassification guidelines

The Defense Department has updated classification and declassification guidelines to help agencies determined what should be public knowledge, particularly when it comes to national security.

Tags: Ed Kaufhold , DoD , national security , NARA , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:19pm EDT
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Agency FOIA backlog growing despite open government

National Security Archive survey reveals agencies are not reporting accurate information about 10-year backlog to the Justice Department. NSA found agencies are falling well short of the Obama administration's mandate to improve Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: National Security Archive , FOIA , knight open government survey , management , NARA , open government , Courtney Thompson

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:07am EDT

Most agencies lacking in classification policy

Less than half of the agencies directed by the President have complied with his 2010 request for a document security policy. ISOO has released their annual report on the agencies progress and where they need improvement.

Tags: ISOO , Barack Obama , document management , classification , management , best practices , John Buckner

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:07pm EDT

Blog outlines proposed classification changes

A new blog allows the public to comment on draft proposals about changing the classification and declassification system.

Tags: Public Interest Declassification Board , classification , transparency , NARA , blog , technology , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 06:25pm EDT

DARPA seeks technology to support declassification

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is inviting researchers to submit innovative approaches to declassification.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , technology , DARPA

Friday - 09/24/2010, 02:46pm EDT

Archivist details challenges of massive declassification job

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.

Tags: newsstand , Executive Order 13526 , National Declassification Center , National Archives , Neil Carmichael , President Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 06:44am EST
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New rules for declassification discussed

The White House gets out ahead of the declassification process.

Tags: newsstand , Executive Order 13526 , National Declassification Center , Max Cacas

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 06:01pm EST
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Exec. order breaks new ground in declassification

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.

Tags: newsstand , Executive Order 13526 , National Declassification Center , National Archives , Bill Leary , National Security Council , Gina Genton , ODNI , American University , Washington College of Law , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Max Cacas

Friday - 01/29/2010, 06:59am EST
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